According to outgoing Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry, God chooses our presidents and other leaders.
In an interview with Fox & Friends, Perry claimed the following:
- Trump was “sent by God” to be president of the United States.
- “God’s used imperfect people all through history,” Perry said. “King David wasn’t perfect, Saul wasn’t perfect, Solomon wasn’t perfect.”
- “I shared it with him and said, ‘Mr. President, I know there are people that say you said you were the chosen one and I said, ‘You were,’” Perry told Fox News. “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.’”
- Perry also said he believed former President Barack Obama was “sent by God as well, for that moment and that time… [and] at this moment and this time, Donald Trump was sent by God to do great things.”