While some evangelicals cautiously insist that Donald Trump is a changed man (which is why he continues to have their support), others go all the way in insisting Trump is the Best. Christian. Ever.
Right-wing pastor Rick Joyner falls in that latter camp. He said on a recent episode of Your Voice America that we’re about to see a huge Christian revival because Trump isn’t just a believer; he fears God.
“I think we are going to see the church restored, the temple of the Lord restored in a major way during his administration,” Joyner said. “I think we are going to see a recovery of a love of God and an honoring of God in our country. There are already many things he has done already more boldly than many presidents who call claim to be Christians.”
“I have been around a number of political leaders and I have never seen one that had the fear of God like Trump did,” Joyner added. “He doesn’t respect men too much, he has learned how to manipulate them, use them in business and he has seen how weak people tend to be. But when clergy comes into his office, it is like he becomes so humble and so respectful and it’s genuine and it’s because of his sincere fear of the Lord.”
Joyner is confusing Trump’s humbleness with his realization that white evangelicals are the only large group of people gullible enough to fall for his lies. Damn near everyone else has come to their senses by now.
There are people Trump fears: Stormy Daniels. Robert Mueller. But God isn’t on that list because evangelicals can be manipulated, and Trump is very good at giving his base all the lip service they need.
(via Right Wing Watch)