The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) kicked off in Washington, DC Thursday and one of the early keynote speakers said that President Donald Trump was divinely appointed.
Mike Lindell, the founder of My Pillow, credited Jesus Christ with helping him overcome addiction.
“I woke up from years of addiction, and I was oblivious as to what was going on in our country,” Lindell said. “What I saw before me were friends unemployed, terrible political correctness, people saying happy holidays instead of Merry Christmas, and people trying to take God out of everything, and not even acknowledging Jesus Christ.”
Lindell explained that Trump’s candidacy and subsequent presidency constituted a “divine and miraculous moment.”
Trump “invited me to meet him at Trump Tower in New York City,” Lindell said. “I walked into his office with high hopes on August 15th, 2016. I walked out of that office after meeting with him and I knew God had chosen him for such a time as this.”
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— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) February 28, 2019
Lindell continued, claiming that through Trump, “God answered our prayers, our millions of prayers and gave us grace, and a miracle happened on November 8th, 2016. We were given a second chance and time granted to get our country back on track with our conservative values and getting people saved in Jesus name.”
Parrotting Trump’s talking points, Lindell gushed over what he believes is Trump’s divinity.
“As I stand before you today, I see the greatest president in history,” Lindell said of Trump. “Of course he is. He was chosen by God. I see record low unemployment, from African-Americans to Hispanics at an all-time low. I see 5 million new jobs created since Donald Trump took office.”
Twitter mercilessly mocked Lindell, who appears to have forgotten that worshipping false idols violates the Ten Commandments.
— Mezzo (@cate_walt) February 28, 2019
This is some sick stuff.
It’s blasphemous, redolent
of the kind of thing said in Nazi Germany
by religious leaders of the time. Terrible!
— Quintus (@Quintus74689745) February 28, 2019
Do these evangelicals now believe God has another son and that Trump is the brother of Jesus? Is Trump now part of the Holy Trinity? Is Trump the Second Coming?
— Renee Shatanoff (@ReneeVoiceBrand) February 28, 2019
— KJN _ Go Padres! (@858KJN1) February 28, 2019
“Cultish” is a good way of putting it.
This is cultish behavior.
— J Dub (@jweland) February 28, 2019
Sounds like a Scientology convention. Trump is the new L Ron Hubbard. Very frightening.
— Dominic Sisti (@domsisti) February 28, 2019
Omg Wtf??! It's like Jonestown but in our Congress and instead of Jim Jones and his fraudness, we have trump 😡 (just saw a documentary on it 👍🏼)
— Sergio (@SplusAV) February 28, 2019
It's official. #MAGA is a cult movement. If you didn't know that already.
Conservatives' (particularly evangelicals) slovenly, misguided devotion to a faux messiah like Donald Trump is grotesque.
CPAC is full of these weird crawlers.
Conservatism is all but dead.
— Russell Drew (@RussOnPolitics) February 28, 2019
God also supposedly sent pain, pestilence, and plagues, which some think are more fitting descriptors of Trump.
Trump chosen by God. Didn't God send plagues, too? I think he may be punishing us for something.
— John Bochat (@tahcoboy68) February 28, 2019
God didn't answer their prayers GREED did
— JULIE TARDI (@sweetpea297) February 28, 2019
The Founders never intended for presidents to be likened to God.