Prosperity gospel televangelist Paula White says evangelical icon Billy Graham signed a Bible and wrote a letter with a “prophetic word” in it for Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump for his 60th birthday. She also said the candidate firmly believes that he is “saved” and noted that based on what she knows of him, Trump “needs to be our next president.” White who says she has been friends with the almost 70-year-old candidate for 15 years, made the comments at a large rally which attracted an estimated 10,000 people in Orlando, Florida, at the UCF CFE Arena on Saturday.

She vouched for Trump’s bona fides as a believer before invoking the billionaire’s association with Graham. “Do you have a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ? Are you saved?” White said of questions Trump has been frequently asked by Christian leaders in his circle. “Emphatically it was always ‘yes,'” she said. Nearly 10 years ago as she was thinking about what to get Trump for his 60th birthday, she said she discovered that he had always wanted a signed Bible and letter from Graham and she got it done. READ MORE