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Sarah Sanders: God ‘Wanted Donald Trump To Become President’


Sarah Sanders: God ‘Wanted Donald Trump To Become President’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed Wednesday that God “wanted Donald Trump to become president,” reports The Hill.

Sanders made the claim during an interview with David Brody and Jennifer Wishon of the Christian Broadcasting Network after she was asked for a “spiritual perspective” on Trump’s presidency.

“I think God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times and I think that he wanted Donald Trump to become president,” Sanders said. “And that’s why he’s there, and I think he has done a tremendous job in supporting a lot of the things that people of faith really care about.”

Sanders was also asked about the plight of Christians in Syria given Trump’s plans to withdraw U.S. forces from the country.

“Look, the president’s made clear that we support Christians, that we support the Kurds,” Sanders said. “He’s made that clear to Turkey, he’s made that clear publicly on a number of fronts, and just one of the reasons that the president has been tough on Iran is to make sure that people don’t feel threatened.

“We’re still going to have a presence in the region but as much as we can continue to totally and completely destroy ISIS, the president wants our troops out of Syria and he wants to be able to bring more of them back home,” she added.

Trump announced in December plans to withdraw U.S. troops from war-torn Syria a move that raised concerns among lawmakers and international partners who warned that an abrupt pullout could destabilize the region and embolden the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Sanders’ remarks were met with mockery on Twitter, with David Corn, co-author of Russian Roulette, tweeting: “So did God want @BarackObama to be president? Or did he take off those eight years?”


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