Energy Secretary Rick Perry said in a portion of an interview released by “Fox & Friends” this past weekend that he believes President Trump is the “chosen one” sent by God “to do great things.”
“God’s used imperfect people all through history. King David wasn’t perfect. Saul wasn’t perfect. Solomon wasn’t perfect,” Perry said in the clip.
“And I actually gave the president a little one-pager on those Old Testament kings about a month ago and I shared it with him,” he continued. “I said, ‘Mr. President, I know there are people that say you said you were the chosen one and I said, ‘You were.’ ”
“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,’ ” he added.
Fox & Friends preview an interview with Rick Perry, where he says that Trump is "the chosen one" and "sent by God to do great things"
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Trump made headlines earlier this year when he referred to himself as “the chosen one” in his escalating trade war with China back in August.
“Somebody said this is Trump’s trade war. It’s not my trade war. This is a trade war that should have taken place a long time ago by a lot of other presidents,” Trump said at the time, adding while looking up at the sky: “Somebody had to do it. I am the chosen one.”
After the preview, Fox News chief national correspondent Ed Henry said the outgoing Energy secretary also “pointed out to me he believes Barack Obama was sent by God as well, for that moment and that time.”
“He thinks at this moment and this time, Donald Trump was sent by God to do great things,” he continued.