President Donald Trump on Saturday promoted a Twitter post claiming he is “heaven sent” and suggesting Barack Obama “kicked” Jesus out of the US in a string of tweets just days after Christmas.
Trump, who spent Friday evening tweeting praises for himself, retweeted one post from January 2018 with a picture of a man who appears to be Jesus Christ and a caption saying: “Obama kicked me out. Trump invited me back.”
“I truly believe this man was heaven sent in order to save and protect the most gracious, benevolent, and in turn, prosperous country ever,” the caption to the post said, referring to the president.
Trump’s decision to share the post follows a number of current and former Trump administration officials who have suggested the president was sent by God.
In November, Rick Perry, the US secretary of energy, described Trump as the “chosen one” and said he had told the president that he was picked by God to rule.
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Nikki Haley, the former US ambassador to the UN, suggested that Trump’s election was ordained by God.
“I think God sometimes places people for lessons and sometimes places people for change,” Haley said.
Sarah Sanders, the former White House press secretary, has also claimed God “wanted Donald Trump to become president”.
However, the president’s spiritual credibility has been called into question in recent days.
Earlier this month, the evangelical magazine Christianity Today called for Trump’s impeachment and removal, and called for evangelicals to examine their “unconditional loyalty” to his presidency.
Here’s Trump’s tweet:
Thank you! https://t.co/emhA3d8Ojx
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2019