Christian Broadcaster Asks Trump Whether God Put Him in Office and Trump Doesn’t Deny It
Christian Broadcasting Network anchor David Brody had a sit-down interview with Donald Trump yesterday. Though the entire endeavor was painfully tedious, one part managed to stand out as particularly offensive. Brody mentioned that Sarah Huckabee and Mike Pompeo had told him that God himself installed Trump as president. Brody wanted to know if Trump thought God had put him in office.
Before we get to the transcript, try to imagine the narcissistic opioid rush pulsing through Trump’s central vascular system, spine, and hippocampus upon being asked if God made him president. One would hope that Trump enjoyed the plunger on that one, enough to perhaps make up for the pain he might endure later on when things get exposed.
Regardless, Trump thinks it’s entirely possible:
David Brody: I want to ask you, on the evangelical front. I’ve asked Sarah Sanders, Mike Pompeo, they all give me the same answer I say, was President Trump put in office for such a time as this. Did God put President Trump in office for such a time as this? I never asked you that question. What do you think?
President Trump: Well, I don’t know what they said.
Timeout for just a second to note that Brody asked Trump whether he believes God put him in office, but Trump doesn’t think about God at all. Trump believes the question is about what Sanders and Pompeo said.
We move on.
David Brody: They said yes.
President Trump: Okay. Because I have, Ben Carson said the same thing. You know, Ben Carson came to me because he ran a very effective campaign. And he did a good job. He really did. You know, he came in one of the top people. And he said to me, you know, you’re gonna win. I said, Ben, I’m running against you. What are you telling me? He said you’re going to win because God put you here for this occasion. I said, What a lovely thing to say. That was the first one that I heard from Ben Carson. And it was during the campaign, I was running against him, and he was saying, I’m gonna win. He’s a very high-quality guy. He’s done a great job in the administration.
David Brody: Do you buy that?
President Trump: I almost don’t even want to think about it. Because you know what, all I’m gonna do is, I hope it’s true. All I’m going to do is I’m going to do my best. And part of what I’m doing my best one is for the religious community beyond evangelical, evangelicals a very big part is very important to me. You know, we have great support. I was so honored when Franklin Graham said that his father voted for me. And that was something that Billy Graham has never announced, who he was voting for. But Franklin Graham said his father voted for me. He went public with it. As you know, to me that was a big moment because I have such respect for Franklin and for the family and Billy Graham is really great. Like when he said that his father, his last vote was for me and his father never announced who was voting for, would never talk about it.
Note that Trump heard that Pompeo and Huckabee said he was put in office by God, but then Trump had to make it better, he had to bring in two more people, Carson and Franklin Graham “who said the same thing.”
So in a discussion about whether God put him in office, Trump never got around to talking about what it is that he’d like to do in the office, or why it is important to God to have Trump in office, we only got to hear about more people who believe God wanted Trump to be president. It seems obvious that if someone asks Trump tomorrow, “I heard that Sarah Huckabee, Mike Pompeo, Ben Carson, and Franklin Graham all said God made you president, do you think they’re right?” Trump would answer by mentioning others who said the same thing.
And by the way, who knew that Putin was God?
EXCLUSIVE: Watch me ask President Trump if he thinks God put him in The White House for such a time as this. His answer may surprise you. This is from our sit-down interview earlier today. @CBNNews @realDonaldTrump @POTUS @WhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/sszSGQunMJ
— David Brody (@DavidBrodyCBN) June 22, 2020
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