Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday he believes “it’s possible” that President Donald Trump was sent by God to save the Jewish people – in Jerusalem – on Purim.
Pompeo was asked in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network if Trump is comparable to Esther, the Biblical queen who stopped the Persian king from annihilating the Israelites. In this case, modern day Iran was substituted for ancient Persia.
“As a Christian, I certainly believe that’s possible,” Pompeo confidently responded. “I am confident that the Lord is at work here.”
Pompeo also visited ancient tunnels that run under the Israeli capital.
“It was remarkable — so we were down in the tunnels where we could see 3,000 years ago, and 2,000 years ago — if I have the history just right — to see the remarkable history of the faith in this place and the work that our administration’s done to make sure that this democracy in the Middle East, that this Jewish state remains.”
People are spooked over the Trump-messiah thing.
— The Field Marshall (@PeptovonBismuth) March 22, 2019
Dude, we don’t need to be saved! Take your apocalyptic creepiness and four horsemen on out on here!
— Jessie (202) 224-3121 Losch❄️🌊 (@JessieLosch) March 22, 2019
Such rhetoric would be ridiculous if it wasn’t so terrifying.
— J. Fetus & Ballyhoo (@circusmillions) March 22, 2019
Could he BE any more of an anti-Christ? pic.twitter.com/BbDKxEc38q
— Kick Frenzy (@Kick_Frenzy) March 22, 2019
It's comforting to know people in charge of a vast nuclear arsenal are actively working towards armageddon.
— Bill Hoover (@daHoovster) March 22, 2019
Mike Pence and Sarah Sanders believe this too.
We’re in uncharted territory folks, and I’ll be GotDamned if a porn star loving, Adderall sniffing, grab ‘em by the p*ssy, tiny handed, tangerine man is gonna take me and my family out.
This is f*cking DANGEROUS
— TruthSeeker (BARR-None) (@lilkellbell) March 22, 2019
It's totally fine that the people running the planet's most powerful military think the world can be explained through fairy tales.
I'm being sarcastic. It's not fine. It's fucking terrifying
— Ross Mackenzie (@Ross__Mackenzie) March 22, 2019
This fringe fusion of church and state has been a hallmark of Trump’s administration. Earlier this week, Pompeo held a press briefing to which only “faith-based” media outlets were invited.
Like Vice President Mike Pence, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, and a quarter of all Americans, Pompeo is an evangelical Christian who views politics through the lens of good versus evil.
Pompeo has suggested that Islamic extremists “continue to press against us until we make sure that we pray and stand and fight and make sure that we know that Jesus Christ is our savior is truly the only solution for our world.”
Pompeo has also equated American patriotism with his brand of evangelism and has even predicted that his work could usher in the rapture.