Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Florida Politics

Alberto Delgado: Trump’s a Twofer, President and Pastor

As the leader of the free world during a historic pandemic, the president of the United States has his work cut out for him. Not only is he on the front lines of the war against COVID-19, he is responsible for uplifting the American spirit every day with positive reassurance and economic relief measures. Donald Trump is not only the nation’s president; he is effectively America’s pastor.

Share Story Via Text or E-Mail

As the leader of the free world during a historic pandemic, the president of the United States has his work cut out for him. Not only is he on the front lines of the war against COVID-19, he is responsible for uplifting the American spirit every day with positive reassurance and economic relief measures. Donald Trump is not only the nation’s president; he is effectively America’s pastor.

As a pastor, I preach to my congregation regularly, provide pastoral counsel to them in distressing times, and help arrange help for those in need. President Trump does the same thing for the American people through his frequent media events and briefings on our progress in the fight against the invisible enemy. It is a different anointing; he has his calling and I have mine but we both guide our flocks, therefore we both are shepherds.

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the president has used every tool at his disposal to slow the spread of the virus and give our healthcare professionals a chance to care for its victims without becoming overwhelmed by a flood of critically-ill patients. His early restrictions on travel from China and other COVID-19 hot spots saved countless lives, and the emergency financial relief his administration brokered for individuals and businesses across the country has been instrumental in helping Americans weather the storm of business closures and stay-at-home orders necessitated by this virus.

The White House has also worked closely with state and local leaders, not only to provide critical assistance to shore up their healthcare capacity as COVID-19 cases surged but also to guide them as they work to return to normalcy. Here in Florida, our outbreak curve has been successfully flattened thanks to such cooperation, and Gov. Ron DeSantis is confident about our economy being able to fully reopen soon.

Government assistance and guidance are necessary, but America also needs a leader who cares for his people the way a pastor cares for his flock. We can only overcome these crises as a community, and President Trump’s unfaltering message of positivity, courage, and optimism gives the American people faith that there is, indeed, “light at the end of the tunnel,” and that America, under the blessings of our Lord, will emerge from this challenge stronger and more united than ever before. Just as a pastor strengthens a community through constant communication and engagement, the president lifts American spirits through his frank and upbeat messages conveying both the seriousness of the task at hand and the inevitability of our eventual victory.

See also  Governor Ron DeSantis Makes Two Judicial Appointments

Let us be frank, despite the usual harsh and baseless criticism, he has fulfilled promise after promise. Every American who needed a ventilator received one; millions of small businesses received forgivable government loans to help them keep workers on the payroll; workers who did find themselves temporarily unemployed are receiving generous emergency assistance, including an extra $600 per week in benefits; and working families received direct relief payments of $1,200 per adult and $500 per child to help them weather any disruptions the pandemic might cause in their lives.

The president also understands and values the importance of spiritual leadership in helping guide Americans safely through a crisis. That’s why he has spent time consulting with us religious leaders from all over the country to discuss a strategy to safely bring back in-person religious worship. Florida’s reopening process is not only about economic recovery, but about restoring the communities of faith that have been kept apart for so long — and President Trump understands that.

Achieving the perfect balance between serving as our president and serving as America’s shepherd (pastor) is a tough job, but Donald Trump has managed it marvelously.

 

Dr. Alberto M. Delgado is the Senior Pastor of Alpha & Omega Church in Miami, Florida.

 

Author

Share Story Via Text or E-Mail
2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. GD

    August 5, 2020 at 5:26 am

    Are you brain dead? Apparently you can’t read as the polls and record say both Trump and DeSantis are failing badly as Florida is worse than all of Europe and has 25% of cases, deaths of the US that has 25% of the world’s cases and deaths and only 5% of the population.
    Fact is because of both’s actions instead of back to work 2 months ago we are in the middle of the hot spot of the world with the world laughing at us.
    And you are a perfect example why religion is dying off and Trump is why the repub party is cratering as decent people leave in droves.
    There are even 3 repub superpacs running ads against Trump trying to save the party from him and going down in flames.
    How do so called Christians back such a lying scumbag that if anything is the antichrist? And why Christians are dying off as have no morals anymore. If Jesus was here he’d machine gun most of them down as morally bankrupt. And if they think they are going to heaven they are in for a rude awakening.

  2. Anonymous

    August 7, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Dang.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow our Facebook Page

Follow us on X, Insta, Linkedin
<

Related Stories

Florida Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Florida HB 725 and CS/CS/HB 1329 into law. The bills expand benefits available for veterans. “Florida...

Education

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Blair Bradley, Shawn Hindle, and Belinda Kirkegard to the Valencia College District Board of...

Economy

Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz (R) and his Republican colleague Thomas Massie (KY) introduced the Tax Free Tips Act of 2024. “As the cost of...

Florida Politics

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready... Earlier today, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis highlighted substantial investments in both pediatric and cancer care and signed three...