Last month, Paula White, a televangelist who is a key spiritual adviser to and supporter of President Trump, preached at The River Church in Tampa, Florida, which was founded by fellow right-wing pastor and radical conspiracy theorist Rodney Howard-Browne. During her sermon, White proclaimed that she is making the White House “holy ground” simply by her presence.
“The church is Christ’s body in which he speaks and acts and by which he fills everything,” White proclaimed, “including the White House, including government halls.”
“How does he do that?” she asked. “He does that through you. He does that through me. Wherever I go, God rules. When I walk on White House grounds, God walks on White House grounds. When I walked in The River, God walked in The River. When I go in to the dry cleaners, that dry cleaning place becomes holy. I have every right and authority to declare the White House as holy ground because I was standing there and where I stand is holy.”