Speaking to Bloomberg for an article on Trump’s efforts to recruit Christian donors, televangelist Mark Burns offered that surprising argument as evidence of the candidate’s otherwise imperceptible humility:
At one recent meeting with Trump, evangelical leaders noted how he often flashes a signature hand gesture, with a thumb out and a finger point to the sky, as he enters and exits rallies.
“You see athletes do it all the time and it’s their chance to point to the sky, to thank God for their success,” said Pastor Mark Burns, CEO of a Christian television network based in South Carolina. “Trump does this all of the time, too. He’s giving reverence to the man upstairs.”
“Even with Mr. Trump’s billions of dollars, he too still submits himself to God,” said Burns. “We should all chip in to help him out. You know, even a billionaire needs some cash flow.”