President Donald Trump approvingly quoted a superfan who compared him to the biblical "second coming" of Christ, which set off alarm bells for those who've read the Book of Revelations.

Right-wing commentator Wayne Allyn Root declared Trump the "King of Israel" to defend him from charges of anti-Semitism, and the president tweeted out those remarks to the dismay of many familiar with the biblical account of the end times.

Trump only heightened those concerns by declaring himself "the chosen one" hours later.