Televangelist Jim Bakker said on his show this week that Donald Trump was elected in order to give Christians time to prepare for the end of the world. And this was a fact, Bakker said, because God told him personally.
“This is what He told me,” Bakker claimed. “He said, ‘Donald Trump is a respite in this troubled times and I sent him in grace to give you time to prepare for what’s coming on earth.’”
Bakker said that while “the Antichrist spirit” has been let loose on America, “God has given us a man who is not afraid to fight. We have a president people think is crazy. They call him crazy, but he’s making peace treaties, he’s doing all the things to try to solve the world’s problems and God has put him on earth — God spoke to me the other night, He said, ‘I put Donald Trump on earth to give you time, the church, to get ready.’”
I don’t know what’s crazier: The idea that Trump will save us from anything or Bakker claiming God speaks through him. (Both are lies.)
In any case, if we’re facing the end of the world, I’d bet good money Trump would have something to do with it. Which means Bakker’s claim is really saying that Trump was sent by God to save us from… Trump.
I miss the good old days when Bakker was blaming President Obama for Hurricane Matthew. Now I have to worry that the sort of people who work in the government actually take this shit seriously.
(via Right Wing Watch)