David Friedman, the US ambassador to Israel believes Donald Trump was sent by God to occupy the White House, following the president’s proposal to cement Israeli rule over Jerusalem and end a decades-long conflict with Palestinians.
Asked by the Christian Broadcast Network whether the president was “heaven-sent for you guys”, Friedman said he believed that “God runs the world, and that would apply to the president”.
“I think God puts persons in places for certain times, at all times,” he said, according to The Independent.
“And Trump is exhibit A of this?” CBN host Brody asked.
“He sure is,” Mr. Friedman said.
The diplomat said Trump had ”surrounded himself” with supporters of Tel Aviv’s agenda, describing the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, one of the architects of the Israeli plan, as well as Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo, as “Israel’s best friends.” Kushner is Jewish while Pence and Pompeo are both hard-line evangelical Christians.
Since his 2016 campaign, Trump has cultivated the support of right-wing American evangelical groups and pastors, boasting of his administration’s anti-abortion stance and conservative judicial appointments. The president also launched an “Evangelicals for Trump” campaign this year as he seeks re-election.