Fox News’ Fox & Friends show on Sunday showed a preview of an interview in which soon-to-depart Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said Donald Trump was God’s “chosen one” to be president of the United States.
In the interview conducted as Trump faces an impeachment inquiry, Perry implied that Trump is imperfect and that is fine.
“God’s used imperfect people all through history,” Perry said, naming several Biblical figures. “King David wasn’t perfect, Saul wasn’t perfect, Solomon wasn’t perfect.”
Perry added that he gave Trump “a little one-pager on those Old Testament kings” about month ago.
“I shared it with him and said, ‘Mr. President, I know there are people that say you said you were the chosen one and I said, ‘You were,'” Perry remarked. “I said, ‘If you’re a believing Christian, you understand God’s plan for the people who rule and judge over us on this planet in our government.'”
Rick Perry, in Newsweek
I know that a lot of evangelicals think this way; you can hardly surf around the Internet without tripping over some idiot saying this or something comparable. I have always supposed, however, that the people actually running the country are smarter. My bad, I guess.