Kimberly Smith of Colorado hosted her daughter Paisley’s 10th birthday party on August 20. The birthday party had an unmistakable theme: Donald J. Trump.
Smith posted party photos in a private Facebook group of Trump 2024 supporters with the caption, “My daughter begged for a Donald J. Trump birthday. This is America. Freedom, respect, morals, and hard work.” The post has received over 1,000 “likes” and hundreds of positive comments to date. I reached out to Smith, telling her I was interested in featuring the story at RedState, eventually asking how she felt about using her daughter’s name or leaving Paisley anonymous. Smith told RedState,
“The one thing Paisley has taught me is that we can’t shy away or be embarrassed of our beliefs and things we stand for. So being named isn’t a problem at all.”
Between Paisley being insistent and “begging” for the Trump birthday theme, and her mother taking lessons from her young daughter in standing firm in her beliefs, I knew Paisley was a very special girl and strong in character, too.
Paisley tells RedState about how her Christian faith influences her support of Trump saying,
“I choose the Trump theme because he loves God, he makes decisions because of God, he doesn’t want to take away our freedom, he doesn’t care what other people think about believing in God.”
Smith says she supported Paisley’s choice of the party theme because she knew that it wasn’t just familial influence that made her daughter look up to Donald Trump. Smith tells RedState,
“When she was about 8, she saw a speech he was giving on TV. She heard him talk about God and America. It wasn’t long until she was wanting to research him. It wasn’t long until she started asking me about politics and doing her own research. My family is Republicans, but I wanted her to understand why, so I let her do her own research. She started to really get into it and would know more stuff than I did during the election process.”
Paisley put together the treat bags as party favors for her guests featuring flags that read “Trump 2024.” Her birthday cake featured a bald eagle and American flag, with the words “Making Birthdays Great Again! Happy 10th Birthday, Paisley!” The 10-year-old made sure her birthday party started off right by beginning it with the Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem, and a prayer. Paisley was happy with how her birthday party turned out, telling RedState,
“I am happy my party turned out good because I love America and want people to love America too and be grateful for our freedom.”
Paisley’s faith-based patriotism doesn’t end with her invite-only celebrations; she shares her beliefs at school as well. She carries a backpack that reads “Stand for the flag, kneel for the cross.” Smith says the kids at school have commented on the backpack frequently; she describes them as “very accepting” and notes that a lot of them are the children of local farmers. Paisley also has an Americana-themed lunchbox with a US flag over a red-and-white 1950’s pickup truck and a pair of American flag cowgirl boots.
Paisley’s classmates know she is fierce about her beliefs, and Paisley knows about her peers’ parents preferred politics, too. Smith explains to RedState,
“She preaches to them just about every chance she gets. She knows who every kid’s parents voted for because she makes sure to ask,”
Smith adds with a laugh,
“which I’m sure gets annoying.”
Aside from the natural ability to know how to whip a vote, Paisley shows other leadership qualities. Paisley isn’t motivated by trying to fit in, Smith says:
“Paisley doesn’t stand with the crowd. She does her own thing. She always has. Her friends understand that it’s just who she is.”
When asked what she would say to the former President, if she could, the young patriot tells RedState,
“I would say thank you for believing in God and loving America and not lying and cheating to America. And, please work hard to become President of the United States again.”
Happy Birthday from RedState, Paisley!