SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The president’s faith advisors have taken a lot of heat for meeting with President Trump. Their critics accuse them of giving the president a pass in exchange for access. But one advisor, pastor Sam Rodriguez, says he’s not giving the president “a pass” – he’s fulfilling what he calls “an assignment from heaven.”
Sitting in his office at his Sacramento church, New Season Christian Worship Center, on a recent Monday morning, Rodriguez said his service to the president is motivated by his young grandchildren. “It’s about the next generation, it’s about Christ,” he said while underscoring that the “assignment” could be taken at any moment. “The Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away,” he explained.