During an interview aired on Fox & Friends this past weekend, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said that he believes President Trump is the “chosen one,” sent by God “to rule and judge over us on this planet in our government.”
“God’s used imperfect people all through history. King David wasn’t perfect. Saul wasn’t perfect. Solomon wasn’t perfect,” told Fox News chief national correspondent Ed Henry in the clip.
“And I actually gave the president a little-one pager on those Old Testament kings about a month ago and I shared it with him,” he continued. “I said, ‘Mr. President, I know there are people that say you said you were the chosen one and I said, ‘You were.’ ”
“I said, ‘If you’re a believing Christian, you understand God’s plan for the people who rule and judge over us on this planet in our government,’ ” he added.
The president drew backlash earlier this year when he referred to himself as “the chosen one” in his escalating trade war with China back in August.
“Somebody said this is Trump’s trade war. It’s not my trade war. This is a trade war that should have taken place a long time ago by a lot of other presidents,” Trump said at the time, adding while looking up at the sky: “Somebody had to do it. I am the chosen one.”
Fox & Friends preview an interview with Rick Perry, where he says that Trump is "the chosen one" and "sent by God to do great things"
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