Rick Perry Sees Trump as the 'Chosen One'

In fairness, he thought Obama was one, too
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2019 11:26 AM CST
Rick Perry Sees Trump as the 'Chosen One'
Energy Secretary Rick Perry, left, speaks next to President Trump in the East Room of the White House on July 8, 2019.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Trump took a ribbing over the summer when he referred to himself as the "chosen one." Trump later called the remark sarcastic, but it appears Rick Perry disagrees. In an interview with Ed Henry of Fox News, the energy secretary said Trump was indeed "the chosen one," reports the Hill. "God's used imperfect people all through history," he said. "King David wasn't perfect. Saul wasn't perfect. Solomon wasn't perfect." Perry said he gave Trump some information on those Old Testament figures during a conversation about a month ago. "I said, 'Mr. President, I know there are people that say you said you were the chosen one and I said, 'You were.'"

Perry elaborated on the point: "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." And that applies to Democrats, too. When Henry was discussing the interview on Fox, he said Perry also "pointed out to me he believes Barack Obama was sent by God as well, for that moment and that time," per the Guardian. As Henry describes it, Perry "thinks at this moment and this time, Donald Trump was sent by God to do great things." Perry, dubbed one of the "three amigos" who worked on the White House's Ukraine policy, is expected to leave his post soon. (More Rick Perry stories.)

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