One of the earliest figureheads of Tea Party conservatism, former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota evoked strong reactions during her time as a public official, largely due to her religious radicalism and efforts to ban marriage equality through a Constitutional amendment.
Though she's been out of Congress for five years, Bachmann continues to offer political commentary, usually from an evangelical Christian standpoint.
Such was the case in a recent video Bachmann posted, in which she prays for God to deliver another four years of Trump.
Former congresswoman Michele Bachmann has a personal request for God: "Lord, would you allow Donald Trump to have a second term as president of the United States." pic.twitter.com/i7MafqysDU
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) December 4, 2020
"For this moment in the United States, we seriously, sincerely cry out to you, confessing our personal sins. We confess the sins of our country as proxies. We ask you O God for deliverance that our country may continue to know freedom. ... Lord, would you allow Donald Trump to have a second term as President of the United States."
The answer to that prayer was given before Bachmann asked it. Despite lies and litigation designed to undermine public faith in American democracy, Donald Trump lost his reelection bid to President-elect Joe Biden, who is slated to receive 306 electoral votes and leads Trump in the popular vote by nearly seven million ballots.
Since Bachmann hasn't accepted that, "God"—a satirical Twitter account with six million followers tweeting as the Most High—acknowledged her prayer once again.
The skies opened up and God said:
People rejoiced at the masterful trolling.
God has spoken, that's the end of it now!! https://t.co/jC8hoGiTSc
— Amy Donaldson (@gigpusher) December 4, 2020
She asked and He answered 😂 https://t.co/2beBguZsod
— Waffa 2.0 Antifa Snack Coordinator (@waffaisback) December 4, 2020
Bachmann was widely mocked for the bizarre video.
I usually close my eyes, bow my head and fold my hands when I pray, not broadcast it on social media. https://t.co/9Y30b8W9vM
— Jordan Richart (@JordanRichart) December 4, 2020
Ironies of #Strongmen history: the most profane and violent individuals, many with criminal records or under investigation, are often the ones who are embraced as saviors and enjoy support from religious movements and institutions. Cue Mussolini, Putin, Bolsonaro, Trump, etc. https://t.co/WqOivEyCK0
— Ruth Ben-Ghiat (@ruthbenghiat) December 4, 2020
My favorite part of the Bible is where it says God is our genie https://t.co/CZYvsl79xs
— Billy Sierra (@BillySierra16) December 4, 2020
This too is how I pray - to my phone and live streamed with absolutely no alternative motives. https://t.co/UYZtKI43ML
— Keegan 🍜 (@keeganadriance) December 4, 2020
This just boggles the mind. https://t.co/Rs7XxJDbyl
— dave wilson (@davewil48144005) December 4, 2020
Biden will be inaugurated on January 20th.