By Jose Echeverria
Many evangelical Christians consider Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to be anointed by God. Televangelist Pat Robertson said he expects Trump to restore Christianity to its formerly prominent place in America.
“Over the past few years, Christianity has slipped in prominence in American life,” said Robertson. “God came to me in a dream and told me Donald Trump will end that and return Christianity to the White House.”
Robertson’s comment is a subtle reference to the idea that President Barack Obama is a Muslim, something that is still widely believed by many Republicans.
While Trump’s campaign continues to flail, he is positioning himself as the savior of Christianity — even though he used to own casinos, has been married three times and appeared on the cover of Playboy.
During a speech in Orlando, Trump promised to overturn the Johnson amendment, which prevents pastors from endorsing political candidates. Trump confirmed he was going to restore Christianity’s prominence.
“I mean, Christianity, when you think of what’s happening, you look at the numbers. I talk about Sunday school and people don’t even know what I’m talking about anymore. It’s true. They don’t know what I’m talking about,” said Trump, according to CNS News. “When you look — instead of going this way, you’re going to be going this way. You may be going this way. But you’re going to be going — we’re going to bring it back because it’s a good thing. It’s a good thing.”