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Michele Bachmann Says COVID-19 and Civil Unrest are God’s Punishment for Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan

Former Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has long been an avid supporter of President Donald Trump, but she’s turned the table on that. Not to do anything sensible, mind you. Instead, she’s blaming the current coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide unrest over the police killing of George Floyd on the Middle East peace plan introduced by the Trump administration earlier this year.

And she said just that while appearing on Jan Markell’s “Understanding the Times” radio program Sunday.

Bachmann, who serves as a so-called “pastor to the United Nations” said all of this trouble is a sign that God is punishing the U.S. for the peace plan and she warned that God is not likely to be in a good mood if the U.S. puts any pressure on Israel, Right Wing Watch reports.

She told Markell there’s been nothing but trouble since the plan was unveiled.

“On Jan. 28, 2020, a plan was revealed that envisioned a dividing of the covenant and a division of Jerusalem,” Bachmann said. “Since that time, we have seen nothing but distress. The Bible speaks of that in Zechariah: Anyone who burdens themselves with a division of Jerusalem will be cut themselves upon a rock. Nations will be destroyed, Isaiah 60 says, if they do not follow the word of God. Messiah will judge nations, Psalm 2:12 says. It’s very clear. That’s why this warning was given to various high officials prior to the release of this plan. Now warnings are given again that perhaps this distress could be removed from our nation if we would withdraw the maps in this plan that envision the division of the biblical land and the division of Jerusalem.”

Keep in mind that she’s advising us from a book that was written between 1200 to 165 B.C. A book that contains a plethora of myths and fables that made sense to people back then, written by more than 40 people. But the fact that the world is an entirely different place than it was when the Bible originated isn’t of any particular concern to Bachmann. She’s advising us on traditions and ideas that disappeared long ago.

“Jerusalem is an eternal, undivided city and must never be divided,” Bachmann said. “I would call upon the White House to withdraw that plan, and it just may be that the Lord and his grace and mercy may likely lift the distress upon our land even in our time and resume his hand of favor, which was so clear and evident until Jan. 28, 2020. That is my request. That is my prayer. I love our president. I pray for him daily. I just ask the question: ‘In light of scripture, in the light of day that we live in, could it be that this distress could have been in part caused by this? And could it be that this distress would be relieved if action would be taken to come into conformity with a clear word of God?'”

Here’s what she had to say below, courtesy of Right Wing Watch.

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Megan has lived in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida and she currently lives in Central America. Living in these places has informed her writing on politics, science, and history. She is currently owned by 15 cats and 3 dogs and regularly owns Trump supporters when she has the opportunity.


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