WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — In a mad scramble for votes, presidential candidates are courting crowds of every Christian denomination in order to woo their members. GOP national front runner Donald Trump has recently turned his attention to Seventh-day Adventists, telling an Adventist crowd at a religious liberty event in West Des Moines, Iowa that Steps to Christ was his third favorite book.
Although he made sure to clarify that the Bible was his favorite book and his own Art of the Deal was his second favorite, Trump told Adventists gathered in the Iowa-Missouri Conference offices that Ellen White’s Steps to Christ was “way up there too… a close third.”
Asked about his favorite passage or quote from Steps to Christ, Trump avoided specifics, choosing instead to say that “all of it was amazing.”
Trump added that Ellen G. White was a “terrific old lady who wrote a hell of a lot of books,” praising the Adventist co-founder for her work ethic. “She would have done great on The Apprentice.”