A gentleman by the name of Cliff Sims hosts an Alabama internet radio program identified as Yellowhammer Radio. There is little public information about Mr. Sims or Yellowhammer Radio. The video which follows is published to a Yellowhammer YouTube channel, and appears on fake news sites, such as The Political Insider.
There is no date to the interview, but the video has a publishing date of August 21, 2016.
For anyone concerned with what lies ahead in the United States of American in the hands of Donald J. Trump and a Trump administration, we ask you to consider his words. We ask you to ask yourselves the same questions we’re asking of ourselves. For those who carry a sense of God or Christ in their lives, we ask you to ask God or Christ for guidance.
Cliff Sims Interviews Donald Trump on Yellowhammer Radio
In the video, Mr. Sims asks Donald J. Trump his thoughts on Jefferson Beauregard “Jeff” Sessions III, a junior Senator from Alabama who was recently announced as Mr. Trump’s Attorney General for the United States. There are profoundly important questions being raised surrounding Senator Sessions, and his racist views against blacks and other minorities. Many of these questions will be addressed before Senate panels during confirmation hearings.
Trump infers that the Trump campaign consulted Senator Sessions on immigration, and stated, “I’ve always watched Senator Sessions, and he always seemed to have a good take on it.” He then begins to refer to the issue of “anchor babies”, and the problem the U.S. has with women flooding into the U.S., in order to have their children on U.S. soil, that the U.S. is then burdened with caring for the child for “75-years”. He says that “Jeff has been terrific on his work on the border.”
Mr. Sims, “Conservatives love what you’re saying. I love what you’re saying.”
In concern to Donald Trump’s position on abortion, Mr. Trump suggested “as a businessman” he was never asked about the issue of abortion. When the interviewer softly challenges the statement, Mr. Trump responds, “It’s interesting … I hate the concept of abortion, but as a young business person, I was never really asked these questions.”
He then recounts the story of “friends”and their struggle with the issue of abortion in their own lives, “I changed because I had two friends who were going to have a baby, and they were going to have a baby, and they were going to have an abortion, and every time I see them they say, “Can you believe we were going to abort?” As a business person, it’s not really something people would ask me.”
On the U.S. public health insurance programs, also known as Obamacare, Mr. Trump confirms his wish to entirely roll back the program, but is not asked, and therefore, does not answer alternative programs to fill the void in healthcare for Americans Americans who enrolled in the programs with the promise it would remain a viable option for them.
He tells the interviewer he attended Sunday School, and I am a “big believer” (in God) like “everyone”. Mr. Trump at first suggests he is a Christian, and then corrects himself and suggests he observes the Presbyterian order. He highlights the fact that “Evangelicals gave me a lot of support”, as if the love of Evangelicals were a seal of approval or acceptance for all other religious orders. As Trump cannot answer a clear question about a depth of knowledge for the Bible or its teachings, the reference to Evangelicals is one he will draw on often.
This is where the interview takes an interesting turn.
This is where the interview takes an interesting turn, because these ideas of taxes, and immigration – when presented as taxes and immigration (presented by a “business person” with what is thought of as a bit more acumen on the topics than the average host of an unknown Alabama internet radio station) begin to affect Trump’s thoughts on Christianity, Muslims, African-Americans, and “anchor babies”
Trump is declaring a war on Christianity, he its greatest defender. He is reversing policy in concern to not stoking ideas or images of “religious wars” around the world, by identifying terrorists as Muslim. Anyone who has lived through 10-years of International policy will remind others that terrorists come in all stripes, and in all colors, Christian and Muslim alike.
He is forming his ideas for a religious test of Christianity before immigrants are allowed entry to the U.S., and he is creating a platform whereby Muslims are removed from the country.
Mr. Trump gets stuck on Syria and ISIS, and attempts to explain how the war on “Christmas” is also somehow tied to Syria, ISIS, and an assault on Christianity.
Mr. Trump says, “I will go strongly against so many things. When they take away the word Christmas, I go out of my way to mention the word Christmas.” He then immediately says, “There is a great assault on Christianity. Syria and ISIS … if you’re Christian, you cannot get into the U.S., if you’re Muslim, you can get into the U.S.”
Editor’s Note: We’ll leave this false statement to newsrooms who have resources greater than ours to explain, but the fact is that the United States does not hold a religious test for entry into the United States. Let’s continue…
“They (Christians” will not be abandoned by Trump. “They” are being beheaded in Syria.. He suggests, “if you’re Christian, it’s almost impossible to come into the U.S.”
“Not only words like Christmas,” he says. “We’re going to change it big league,” he says.
He believes that someone who believes in “The Bible” believes in “God”, and that is his best description of what Christianity is to him.
He then defends himself against future charge of not attending church, by suggesting that his “schedule is such a killer” that he tries to go “as often as possible” to attend (a sin in some churches.)
He lists Norman Vincent Peale as his minister. Mr. Peale was a minister, but he was not always embraced by the Evangelical community, because his form of preaching was based on the idea of “positive thinking” (and, self-help teachings in some respects.)
When Trump senses he may have lost his audience when he mentions Peale, he quickly references Franklin Graham and Billy Graham.
Things go from bad, to downright awful, especially in concern to the future black men in inner cities … (please refer to the above link regarding Senator Jeff Sessions appointment as Attorney General).
In regard to the Second Amendment, and an assault weapons ban (Trump has written of his support on an assault weapons ban, but was tasked with explaining why his position has changed, “Not now … my sons’ are members of the highest level of the NRA. I am too. We need it for protection. I go to play golf, they go to do other things.”
He offers another Trump experience as basis for his political opinion, and recalls seeing an interview “when the two men escaped from the New York jail”, of a wife who had taken a strong stand against weapons, while her husband had kept weapons “all over the house”. Apparently, something happened, and the wife later recalled to news channels she had been so grateful for the weapons. The husband had been right (women, eye roll.)
On weapons in cities, Mr. Trump says, “Chicago has the toughest gun laws in the world. It’s not the guns, it’s the people.”
Are we connecting dots yet? As obscene as Mr. Trump’s “truths” seem to any individual moral conscience, Mr. Trump has … connected these dots.
And, so it goes, or is that enough?