White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the Christian Broadcasting Network that she believes Donald Trump’s election was desired by God.
“I think God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times,” she told the religious broadcaster, “and I think that he wanted Donald Trump to become president.”
Sarah Sanders on CBN: "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."
— Alan Rappeport (@arappeport) January 30, 2019
This was not the first time the press secretary cited religion in defense of her boss.
Last summer, she claimed that the Trump administration’s child separation policy is “very biblical” when CNN’s Jim Acosta pressed her on whether the policy is in keeping with her religious mores.
Immediately after New York Times reporter Alan Rappeport tweeted about Sanders’ CBN comment, Twitter went into an uproar.
“So did God want @BarackObama to be president?” David Corn, co-author of Russian Roulette, an investigative book on Trump’s relationship with Russia, mused. “Or did he take off those eight years?”
Sarah Sanders on CBN: "[God] wanted Donald Trump to become president, and thats why he's there."ADVERTISEMENT
So did God want @BarackObama to be president? Or did he take off those eight years?
Did he want the House Dems and @RepAOC to win in November? Or was he napping then?
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) January 30, 2019
Check out more responses below:
Does that mean God also wanted Nancy Pelosi to become Speaker of the House? https://t.co/C2jZQmZlw9
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) January 30, 2019
So Sarah Sanders thinks Putin is her god. https://t.co/Gh45q3gin4
— John Tackeff (@jtackeff) January 30, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
SARAH SANDERS: "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."
THOU SHALT LEAVE THE NAME OF GOD OUT OF YOUR LYING ASS MOUTH YOU AMORAL SCUMBAG 😇
— God (@thegoodgodabove) January 30, 2019
Putin is Sarah Sanders’ God? Weird. I always thought of him looking more like Wilford Brimley. https://t.co/IENV95K2dN
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) January 30, 2019