President Trump’s religious background has its own peculiar connection to this faith tradition. He grew up attending a church in the Reform tradition, and then with his family in the 1960s began attending Norman Vincent Peale’s Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan. Peale preached that the accumulation of wealth was a sure sign of God’s blessing, and urged people to practice The Power of Positive Thinking, as his best-selling book was called. In this formula, wealth results from a piety of positivity that God intervened to bestow.
A little detail I was unaware of.