Arthelene Rippy: None of America's Presidents Can Compare to Trump

Arthelene Rippy: None of America's Presidents Can Compare to Trump

As our culture grows increasingly darker, Arthelene Rippy believes Trump is the change agent we need. In fact, of all the presidents she can remember, none compare to Trump and what he's accomplished.

Not too long ago, host Stephen Strang had the pleasure of appearing on Rippy's show, Homekeepers. The Christian Television Network host interviewed Steve about his book, Trump Aftershock. Listen to hear more.

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Episode Notes

The Strang Report

With Stephen Strang

Guest: Arthelene Rippy

 

As our culture grows increasingly darker, Arthelene Rippy believes Trump is the change agent we need. In fact, of all the presidents she can remember, none compare to Trump and what he's accomplished.

Not too long ago, host Stephen Strang had the pleasure of appearing on Rippy's show, “Homekeepers.” The Christian Television Network host interviewed Steve about his book, Trump Aftershock.

Introduction

Stephen Strang: Hello everyone. My latest book is Trump Aftershock. I continue to do interviews both on radio and TV. One of the best was with Arthelene Rippy on Homekeepers on the Christian Television Network. It ran recently and Arthelene told me that I could share it with my podcast listeners. So, here is an excerpt from that excellent interview with Arthelene. I hope you enjoy it. I hope it makes you interested in my book. You can get it wherever books are sold and more easily, you can get it on Amazon.com. So, thank you for listening and enjoy the interview.

 

·         Read the Strang Report: Arthlene Rippy: None of America’s Presidents Can Compare to Trump

 

Arthelene Rippy: Stephen, the last time you were here, we talked about this book, God and Donald Trump and that book went very well. They're still buying it, but we have a follow up which, I'm telling you, this book is something else. It is called Trump Aftershock. And that term Aftershock is so appropriate for this president.

 

Stephen Strang: His election was like an earthquake. Nobody saw it coming.

 

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Arthlene Rippy: Oh, I remember. I went to bed because I had shows the next day and when I got up in the next morning and turned on the TV, and that banner at the bottom said he was elected I stood there stunned for quite a while.

 

Stephen Strang: I was at the election party up in New York, standing up for hours waiting. He finally came out at 2:45. It was a great moment.

 

Arthlene Rippy: Did you seem surprised?

 

Stephen Strang: I can't really evaluate that. I've heard stories both ways. I was told that he didn't even have an acceptance speech. But here's the thing. The polls weren't accurate. It was a fairly close election. We have to be suspicious of polls because what happened was Trump supporters were intimidated by the other side. A lot of people didn't want to admit to maybe even people in their family … they had always voted Democrat, they didn't want to get hassled.

 

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Arthlene Rippy: Before we get into this book, I'd like for you to address the importance of the evangelical vote. We have a lot of, I'm sorry, lazy Christians that don't get to the polls, and that is an absolute disgrace. That ability to vote is holy to me.

 

Stephen Strang: That's right. And not only vote because, I mean, one vote only goes so far. But it's to vote as a group. What happens is that Christians are so demonized by the other side. You're not important, you don't have any power, go away. We don't want you in the public square. And a lot of Christians who are timid anyway or maybe just nice, peace-loving people, it's like they live up to the expectations of the other side. The evangelical vote made the difference in the 2016 election. Christians came out in record numbers. They voted for a man they didn't even necessarily like because of his past. But compared to Hillary Clinton … somebody wrote me on Facebook, and I usually ignore these things. But this lady was telling me all the faults with Donald Trump and I wrote her back and I said, You're right, you're absolutely right. But compared with Hillary Clinton, the guy's a saint.

 

Arthlene Rippy: I look at it this way. We're really getting to a place in America where the line is well-defined. If you are on the side of abortion where they dismember babies’ bodies inside the mother's womb and they sell the parts, and people who promote same sex-marriage which trashes how many thousands of years of marriage that God set up in the Garden of Eden, those lines are pretty plain. You're either on one side or the other.

 

Stephen Strang: There has always been a struggle against good and evil in any culture. This is not the only difficult time. You live in the south, you remember everyone went to church, the church downtown, it was good for business, and then they live like the devil the rest of the week. There was a certain hypocrisy in it. Now, you can't get away with hypocrisy. You're either friend or you’re foe. I believe that Christians are beginning to wake up, and they are beginning to see that we have to vote not for the person but for the values and for the policies. It’s like what Jerry Falwell Jr. said when he wrote the foreword for Trump Aftershock. He said we weren't electing a pastor and chief, we're electing a commander in chief. With Donald Trump, a lot of us had questions about how he would govern. At one time he was, was the pro-life, or was he not pro-life? How would he govern? But boy, he has exceeded expectations. Those are some of the aftershocks that we talk about, where he just has accomplishment after accomplishment after accomplishment.

 

Arthlene Rippy: As believers, our job is to vote the most righteous platform. I tell people, can you stand on that platform? If you can't, then they shouldn't have your vote. Now, this is your new book, Trump Aftershock. He has really been full of surprises. I mentioned to you earlier today, and this shows what a confident person I am because I remember Roosevelt. I was very little girl, but I remember he was president and I remember Truman, who was really quite an amazing guy, if you look back in history … and then all of the others. They've all had strengths and weaknesses. But nobody compares to this guy.

 

Stephen Strang: Not even Reagan. We've had some great presidents and bad presidents. Thankfully we have a Constitution that helps us survive that. But at a very critical time in history, I believe that God raised up this outsider. He doesn't know the rules. He doesn't play by the rules. I'm talking about the rules of the Deep State and in politics. He doesn't owe anything to anybody. I think he really does want to make America great … or, his new slogan is Keep America Great.

 

Arthlene Rippy: Yes. And the value that he's a businessman. I think that has been on display so many times. There was one day I heard him list all the Presidents going back to President Clinton, at least maybe further. They were all going to move the embassy to Jerusalem and put a price tag of a billion dollars on it. He moved it for some $400,000, like overnight.

 

Stephen Strang: Well, it was Clinton because in the late 1990s, Congress actually passed a bill to tell the president to move the embassy. Every president did an extension every six months with the idea that if we move the embassy, it is going to cause war. Well, war has not happened. There were some protests, but frankly, they weren't any worse than the protests that happen all the time. Then they were going to have to build an embassy for cost of a billion dollars. They have a perfectly good consulate and all they did was fix it up a little bit and put an embassy sign on it and saved all that money.

 

Arthlene Rippy: That’s your business man right there. I'm not sure politicians think about that. In your Trump Aftershock book, we're talking about a president who said what he was going to do and he gets in office and he does it. That's a new experience too for me. But, of all the things you talked about in here, he was going to free the economy; judges; illegal immigration, which we're really facing today; the military; fake news, dealing with world leaders. This is just an overview here … religious liberty and all. Of all of those, would you have a number one?

 

Stephen Strang: Absolutely. As a Christian, it has got to be religious liberty, beyond the economy or anything else. We need to be able to worship God and we want to be protected from the government keeping us from doing that. This case with the baker that went to the Supreme Court and the baker won, he has sided on this side of religious freedom when the other side actually wants to suppress … like we were talking about earlier, they say go away. We don't like you. We don't like your values like us maybe. But what happens is that, right now, and not everyone on the left, of course is godless, but many are. They are very Godless, and the only restraining factor is the church to say you can't just do anything. They resent that and they are trying to intimidate us into silence. But I would say religious liberty is the very first one and then look how he played it out. Look how he got that missionary, Andrew Brunson, out of jail in Turkey. Yes, our State Department negotiates if an American ends up in a prison. But most of the time, not a whole lot happens. Occasionally, people actually die in those situations. But President Trump felt so strongly about it. He made an international incident out of it and put sanctions that were so strong that their currency, the lira, plummeted, their stock market plummeted, and they were going like, ouch. You know, here's your missionary. Take off the sanctions, which is why you put sanctions on any way, is to try to get something to happen without any kind of military intervention.

 

Arthlene Rippy: He kind of keeps you on the edge of your seat. I was watching an informal thing at one of these G meetings, G8 or something like that. President Merkel was there and McCrone I think, from France, and I think May from Great Britain. They're sitting there casually. He's sitting there and the cameras are on and he said, you're going to have to pony up. America is not going to pay for everybody. He used this term. He says America is not the world's piggy bank anymore. I thought, it feels so good to have somebody stand up for somebody like me. I've worked since I was 12 years old. I don't want my money going everywhere else. It just felt like your daddy going to bat for you.

 

Stephen Strang: Americans are very giving and really that's from our Christian heritage. That has become part of our culture. So, after World War II, it was good for us to help England and France and Germany rebuild. But guess what? You've been over there. They are as modern as we are. They make these nice cars that we like to drive. We could go on and on. It's not fair for us to pay to defend them, really from Russia. That's the defense and, to a certain extent, I guess, China. But it's not only them, he did the same thing to the South Koreans. He did the same thing to the Saudis. And he said, it's costing a billion dollars a year, you need to pay up, why haven't you done it? They said, nobody's asked. And then they said, OK, we'll pay. It was about that difficult of a negotiation.

 

For the rest of Stephen’s interview with Arthlene Rippy, please visit cpnshows.com.

 

Connect with Arthlene Rippy

 

·         On ctnonline.com

·         On Facebook

·         On Homkeepers’ Twitter

·         On Pinterest

 

Where to Find Stephen Strang on the Internet

·         The Strang Report on Charismamag.com

·         The Strang Report on cpnshows.com

·         On Twitter

·         On Facebook

Episode Notes

The Strang Report

With Stephen Strang

Guest: Arthelene Rippy

 

As our culture grows increasingly darker, Arthelene Rippy believes Trump is the change agent we need. In fact, of all the presidents she can remember, none compare to Trump and what he's accomplished.

Not too long ago, host Stephen Strang had the pleasure of appearing on Rippy's show, “Homekeepers.” The Christian Television Network host interviewed Steve about his book, Trump Aftershock.

Introduction

Stephen Strang: Hello everyone. My latest book is Trump Aftershock. I continue to do interviews both on radio and TV. One of the best was with Arthelene Rippy on Homekeepers on the Christian Television Network. It ran recently and Arthelene told me that I could share it with my podcast listeners. So, here is an excerpt from that excellent interview with Arthelene. I hope you enjoy it. I hope it makes you interested in my book. You can get it wherever books are sold and more easily, you can get it on Amazon.com. So, thank you for listening and enjoy the interview.

 

·         Read the Strang Report: Arthlene Rippy: None of America’s Presidents Can Compare to Trump

 

Arthelene Rippy: Stephen, the last time you were here, we talked about this book, God and Donald Trump and that book went very well. They're still buying it, but we have a follow up which, I'm telling you, this book is something else. It is called Trump Aftershock. And that term Aftershock is so appropriate for this president.

 

Stephen Strang: His election was like an earthquake. Nobody saw it coming.

 

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·         How Donald Trump is the Christian Hero We Never Expected

·         President Trump Just Proved That He Gets It

·         President Trump Calls Abortion ‘Execution’ During Conference Call with Evangelical Leaders

·         Prophecy: We Must Stand in Agreement with God’s Word over President Trump

 

Arthlene Rippy: Oh, I remember. I went to bed because I had shows the next day and when I got up in the next morning and turned on the TV, and that banner at the bottom said he was elected I stood there stunned for quite a while.

 

Stephen Strang: I was at the election party up in New York, standing up for hours waiting. He finally came out at 2:45. It was a great moment.

 

Arthlene Rippy: Did you seem surprised?

 

Stephen Strang: I can't really evaluate that. I've heard stories both ways. I was told that he didn't even have an acceptance speech. But here's the thing. The polls weren't accurate. It was a fairly close election. We have to be suspicious of polls because what happened was Trump supporters were intimidated by the other side. A lot of people didn't want to admit to maybe even people in their family … they had always voted Democrat, they didn't want to get hassled.

 

·         CBN News: Recognizing God’s hand in Donald Trump’s Election

 

Arthlene Rippy: Before we get into this book, I'd like for you to address the importance of the evangelical vote. We have a lot of, I'm sorry, lazy Christians that don't get to the polls, and that is an absolute disgrace. That ability to vote is holy to me.

 

Stephen Strang: That's right. And not only vote because, I mean, one vote only goes so far. But it's to vote as a group. What happens is that Christians are so demonized by the other side. You're not important, you don't have any power, go away. We don't want you in the public square. And a lot of Christians who are timid anyway or maybe just nice, peace-loving people, it's like they live up to the expectations of the other side. The evangelical vote made the difference in the 2016 election. Christians came out in record numbers. They voted for a man they didn't even necessarily like because of his past. But compared to Hillary Clinton … somebody wrote me on Facebook, and I usually ignore these things. But this lady was telling me all the faults with Donald Trump and I wrote her back and I said, You're right, you're absolutely right. But compared with Hillary Clinton, the guy's a saint.

 

Arthlene Rippy: I look at it this way. We're really getting to a place in America where the line is well-defined. If you are on the side of abortion where they dismember babies’ bodies inside the mother's womb and they sell the parts, and people who promote same sex-marriage which trashes how many thousands of years of marriage that God set up in the Garden of Eden, those lines are pretty plain. You're either on one side or the other.

 

Stephen Strang: There has always been a struggle against good and evil in any culture. This is not the only difficult time. You live in the south, you remember everyone went to church, the church downtown, it was good for business, and then they live like the devil the rest of the week. There was a certain hypocrisy in it. Now, you can't get away with hypocrisy. You're either friend or you’re foe. I believe that Christians are beginning to wake up, and they are beginning to see that we have to vote not for the person but for the values and for the policies. It’s like what Jerry Falwell Jr. said when he wrote the foreword for Trump Aftershock. He said we weren't electing a pastor and chief, we're electing a commander in chief. With Donald Trump, a lot of us had questions about how he would govern. At one time he was, was the pro-life, or was he not pro-life? How would he govern? But boy, he has exceeded expectations. Those are some of the aftershocks that we talk about, where he just has accomplishment after accomplishment after accomplishment.

 

Arthlene Rippy: As believers, our job is to vote the most righteous platform. I tell people, can you stand on that platform? If you can't, then they shouldn't have your vote. Now, this is your new book, Trump Aftershock. He has really been full of surprises. I mentioned to you earlier today, and this shows what a confident person I am because I remember Roosevelt. I was very little girl, but I remember he was president and I remember Truman, who was really quite an amazing guy, if you look back in history … and then all of the others. They've all had strengths and weaknesses. But nobody compares to this guy.

 

Stephen Strang: Not even Reagan. We've had some great presidents and bad presidents. Thankfully we have a Constitution that helps us survive that. But at a very critical time in history, I believe that God raised up this outsider. He doesn't know the rules. He doesn't play by the rules. I'm talking about the rules of the Deep State and in politics. He doesn't owe anything to anybody. I think he really does want to make America great … or, his new slogan is Keep America Great.

 

Arthlene Rippy: Yes. And the value that he's a businessman. I think that has been on display so many times. There was one day I heard him list all the Presidents going back to President Clinton, at least maybe further. They were all going to move the embassy to Jerusalem and put a price tag of a billion dollars on it. He moved it for some $400,000, like overnight.

 

Stephen Strang: Well, it was Clinton because in the late 1990s, Congress actually passed a bill to tell the president to move the embassy. Every president did an extension every six months with the idea that if we move the embassy, it is going to cause war. Well, war has not happened. There were some protests, but frankly, they weren't any worse than the protests that happen all the time. Then they were going to have to build an embassy for cost of a billion dollars. They have a perfectly good consulate and all they did was fix it up a little bit and put an embassy sign on it and saved all that money.

 

Arthlene Rippy: That’s your business man right there. I'm not sure politicians think about that. In your Trump Aftershock book, we're talking about a president who said what he was going to do and he gets in office and he does it. That's a new experience too for me. But, of all the things you talked about in here, he was going to free the economy; judges; illegal immigration, which we're really facing today; the military; fake news, dealing with world leaders. This is just an overview here … religious liberty and all. Of all of those, would you have a number one?

 

Stephen Strang: Absolutely. As a Christian, it has got to be religious liberty, beyond the economy or anything else. We need to be able to worship God and we want to be protected from the government keeping us from doing that. This case with the baker that went to the Supreme Court and the baker won, he has sided on this side of religious freedom when the other side actually wants to suppress … like we were talking about earlier, they say go away. We don't like you. We don't like your values like us maybe. But what happens is that, right now, and not everyone on the left, of course is godless, but many are. They are very Godless, and the only restraining factor is the church to say you can't just do anything. They resent that and they are trying to intimidate us into silence. But I would say religious liberty is the very first one and then look how he played it out. Look how he got that missionary, Andrew Brunson, out of jail in Turkey. Yes, our State Department negotiates if an American ends up in a prison. But most of the time, not a whole lot happens. Occasionally, people actually die in those situations. But President Trump felt so strongly about it. He made an international incident out of it and put sanctions that were so strong that their currency, the lira, plummeted, their stock market plummeted, and they were going like, ouch. You know, here's your missionary. Take off the sanctions, which is why you put sanctions on any way, is to try to get something to happen without any kind of military intervention.

 

Arthlene Rippy: He kind of keeps you on the edge of your seat. I was watching an informal thing at one of these G meetings, G8 or something like that. President Merkel was there and McCrone I think, from France, and I think May from Great Britain. They're sitting there casually. He's sitting there and the cameras are on and he said, you're going to have to pony up. America is not going to pay for everybody. He used this term. He says America is not the world's piggy bank anymore. I thought, it feels so good to have somebody stand up for somebody like me. I've worked since I was 12 years old. I don't want my money going everywhere else. It just felt like your daddy going to bat for you.

 

Stephen Strang: Americans are very giving and really that's from our Christian heritage. That has become part of our culture. So, after World War II, it was good for us to help England and France and Germany rebuild. But guess what? You've been over there. They are as modern as we are. They make these nice cars that we like to drive. We could go on and on. It's not fair for us to pay to defend them, really from Russia. That's the defense and, to a certain extent, I guess, China. But it's not only them, he did the same thing to the South Koreans. He did the same thing to the Saudis. And he said, it's costing a billion dollars a year, you need to pay up, why haven't you done it? They said, nobody's asked. And then they said, OK, we'll pay. It was about that difficult of a negotiation.

 

For the rest of Stephen’s interview with Arthlene Rippy, please visit cpnshows.com.

 

Connect with Arthlene Rippy

 

·         On ctnonline.com

·         On Facebook

·         On Homkeepers’ Twitter

·         On Pinterest

 

Where to Find Stephen Strang on the Internet

·         The Strang Report on Charismamag.com

·         The Strang Report on cpnshows.com

·         On Twitter

·         On Facebook

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