From: Steven Miller
Date: October 18, 2020 at 1:26:29 PM EDT
Subject: Print Travel Pool #3
Motorcade rolling from chruch at about 10:19 a.m. PDT. Headed to the airport and then to a fundraiser in California.
At the service at the International Church of Las Vegas:
Several hundred people were in attendance but the cavernous chruch was not filled to capacity.
The evangelical service included a band on stage and several women twirling colorful flags.
When the president was introduced, two stylized U.S. flags were added to the routine. The flags had Statue of Liberty designs intermingled with the stars and stripes.
When the collections buckets were passed around the congregation, President Trump put a handful of $20 bills into the bucket.
Church leader Paul Goulet said the offering goes to ministries for the poor and unemployed in Las Vegas, including a food bank at the church.
Paul Goulet said POTUS was not a visitor to the church but “a member” since it was his third time attending service.
Mr. Goulet’s wife, church leader Denise Goulet, prophesied that the Lord would give President Trump “a second wind” to carry him through the campaign.
She said it had multiple meanings, including “that he will be the president again.”
“The Lord said, ‘He is ready for the next four years and he will have a second wind,’” she said. “The second wind — with a D — is the Holy Spirit.”
Denise Goulet recalled her first meeting with the president at a previous church service. She said he asked her if she loved her job, and when she said she did, he told her, “You’re doing a great job.” She said he looked her right in the eye and it was an awe-inspiring moment.
She repeated the exchange, this time directing it at the president.
“Do you love your job,” she asked from the stage. Mr. Trump, seated in the first row, looked up and said, “Yes, I love my job.”
She enthusiastically responded, “You’re doing a great job!” The line drew rousing applause from the congregation.
Later, the congregation prayed for POTUS as church leader as Paul Goulet gave a blessing to POTUS, who stood in the front row and looked up at the preachers on stage.
Paul Goulet said the election of President Trump in 2016 had answered his prayers for America.
Appreciated assist from NYT's Doug Mills in spotting the president's donation.
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