Tony Cummings spoke to Miami's hip-hop artist RAWSRVNT who once appeared on Donald J Trump Presents The Ultimate Merger
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Rawsrvnt: Well obviously there are some things I'm sure we can find fault in or disagree with when it comes down to how he commented or communicated his beliefs. But I do like that he's not a typical politician and doesn't just try to pass off the same old rhetoric we've heard a million times over.
I think that's a large part of his appeal though - that Mr. Trump shoots from the hip and speaks his mind. It's somewhat refreshing to know that type of mindset will now be in Washington, D.C.
Tony: Do you think Mr Trump will make a good President?
Rawsrvnt: I do. And I think all Americans should hope for the same. Even if you didn't vote for him, there's no real victory in rooting for his or our country's ultimate demise. What good is it to be proven right but to have to live in a nation where the economy and other public policies leave us worse off than the previous administration?
Tony: How would you say your Christian faith has informed your political viewpoint?
Rawsrvnt: As I mentioned, in general, I try to vote for people and policies I believe align with a Biblical worldview.
I understand no man is perfect and politics can be a messy, and often ugly, process. But I also know God is still on the throne regardless of who is in office.
Tony: It does seem that the anti-Trump brigade have gone far too far in criticizing him. For instance, in a recent festival concert in the States, British musician Roger Waters (of the band Pink Floyd) had in one point of his concert, in huge illuminated letters, "Trump is a pig." What do you feel about such actions?
Rawsrvnt: People are always going to criticize and it's easy to do from the sidelines. I wish we, as a collective, would spend less time complaining about what's wrong and more time trying to achieve what's right.
Tony: How do you think the Christian community should today respond to Donald Trump?
Rawsrvnt: We should pray for him just like we would any President or elected leader. I can't imagine how tough that job must be and how many ultra-important decisions a president must make on a daily, and even hourly, basis.
Whoever is in that seat needs wisdom and peace that only God can grant. That's why it's vital that we lift our leaders in prayer.The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.
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