Just when you think Donald Trump’s cabinet members couldn’t be more shameless in their public admiration of their boss, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo opened his mouth on Thursday.
During an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Pompeo called it “possible” that Trump was sent by God to save the Jewish people.
Could it be that President Trump right now has been raised for such a time as this – just like #QueenEsther – to help save the #Jewish people from the Iranian #menace?”
Listen to U.S. Department of State Secretary Pompeo in an exclusive interview with CBN News. #Purim pic.twitter.com/DyeKdCWbaI
— Jerusalem Dateline (@JlemDateline) March 21, 2019
When he was asked if Trump is Esther, who “convinced the king of Persia not to slaughter the Jewish people,” Pompeo responded, “As a Christian, I certainly believe that’s possible.”
He added, “I am confident that the Lord is at work here.”
There is nothing Christian about Donald Trump
Set aside the cringe-worthy love affair that Trump’s cabinet members pretend to have for their boss when they’re in a public setting. That’s a whole separate (and disturbing) matter.
When examined on the merits, there is nothing Christian about this president.
As I wrote last month after Sarah Huckabee Sanders suggested that it was divine intervention that put Trump in the White House, there is no version of God – regardless of the religion – that would approve of the person Donald Trump has been, not just during his presidency but throughout his life.
This is a man who repeatedly screwed employees and skirted tax laws throughout his career in business. He is on tape boasting about his ability to sexually assault women. More than a dozen women have come forward to accuse him of doing just that.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, he violated campaign finance laws to pay off a pornstar he slept with while his wife was at home caring for their new son.
Through it all, he has been a serial liar, con artist and racist – spreading his amoral slime as far and wide as he possibly could.
There is a lot that can be said of Donald Trump, but in no version of reality should his name be in the same sentence as the word “savior.”
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.