Former Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s fervent evangelical views got national attention when she launched her presidential campaign for the 2012 Republican nomination.
Her Christian counseling center offered gay conversion therapy, she fought for a constitutional ban on same sex marriage, and she often cites her faith as a touchstone informing her views.
So, many were surprised when, in a radio interview, the Evangelical Republican called President Donald Trump the godliest President of her lifetime.
Michele Bachmann has never seen "a more biblical president" than Trump: "We will, in all likelihood, never see a more godly, biblical president again in our lifetimes." pic.twitter.com/xnqCZRaq5f
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) April 15, 2019
“In my lifetime, I have never seen a more biblical president than I have seen in Donald Trump…We will, in all likelihood, never see a more godly, biblical president again in our lifetimes.”
Many consider the President a pathological liar, serial adulterer, and proud narcissist. He’s bragged about committing sexual assault, vowed to bar asylum seekers from entering the country, and admitted that he doesn’t ask forgiveness.
Perhaps Bachmann was exercising a Christian virtue of mercy when praising Trump, but if so, the quality of her mercy is strained, considering the legions of people like President Barack Obama, LGBT people, and others for not being Christian enough.
Many grilled the failed Presidential candidate for praise they felt was undue.
I just want to know what kind of hallucinogenic drugs she’s taking.
— Democracy in Crisis (@LTrctrc) April 16, 2019
I didn’t realize god had to pay to cover up having sex with porn stars. #TheMoreYouKnow
— Mary E. McGlynn (@MaryEMcGlynn) April 15, 2019
I was raised Evangelical. I am still Christian, but never, ever again will I be an Evangelical or attend one of their churches. They have defiled themselves bowing at the golden altar of Trump.
— Tina Freeman (@tinajfreeman) April 15, 2019
I am just… gobsmacked at this. MORE THAN JIMMY CARTER who literally is building houses WITH HIS BARE HANDS well into his 90s… I just.. WTF is happening
— GH WUBS NET (@WubsNet) April 15, 2019