Author of TRUMP NATION Shares Skepticism of Trump's Religious Practices
The president and first lady Melania Trump, although not attending church as often since taking office, appeared at Easter service at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Church in Florida.
Timothy O'Brien, author of Trump biography 'TrumpNation: The Art of Being Donald' shared his skepticism to Politco about Trump's faith practices, saying, "Donald has never been a spiritually or religiously serious person."
However, according to his book, when asked about whether he believed in God in the 2000s, Trump said:
"Yes. There has to be a reason we are here. What are we doing? You know there is an expression: 'Life is what you do while you're waiting to die... There has to be a reason that we're going through this. There has to be a reason for everything. I do believe in God. I think there just has to be something that's far greater than us."
Trump also shared his thoughts about prayer with Christian Broadcasting Network, saying, "I've always felt the need to pray. The office is so powerful that you need God even more because your decisions are no longer, 'Gee I'm going to build a building in New York.' ... These are questions of massive, life-and-death."
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TRUMPNATION was released in paperback for the first time on July 14th, just in time for Donald Trump's 70th birthday. It has a new introduction about the 2016 presidential campaign, and it's a book that will make America great again, too.
Timothy L. O'Brien, an award-winning journalist, is the author of TrumpNation:The Art of Being the Donald, the definitive biography of presidential candidate and carnival-barker-cum-real-estate-developer-cum-gambling-mogul-cum-celebrity, Donald Trump.
Tim also is the publisher and a member of the editorial board at Bloomberg View, a digital platform for opinion and analysis that explores the most compelling and pivotal news and issues of the day.
Previously, Tim was the Executive Editor of The Huffington Post where he oversaw the site's original reporting efforts. Tim edited a ten-part series about severely wounded war veterans, Beyond the Battlefield, for which the HuffPost and its senior military correspondent, David Wood, received a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2012.