By Alan Gordon
The victory of president-elect Donald Trump has been met with widespread applause from Evangelical Christians who have longed believed the real estate magnate was ordained by God.
Televangelist Pat Robertson said Trump was a “harbinger of the Apocalypse” and the return of Jesus was imminent.
“Now we have a man of God back in the White House, Jesus Christ will soon return,” said Robertson. “Sure, he’ll massacre all the atheists, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, yoga practitioners, witches, psychologists, Scientologists and alien worshippers, but once that’s done we will have 1,000 years of peace on Earth.”
Trump’s election has resulted in widespread national protests and more than 200 reports of racial attacks, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. But televangelist Jim Bakker was ecstatic about his presidency.
According to Right Wing Watch, Bakker has described Trump as “our St. Peter.” He also called his election, “the greatest miracle I have ever seen.”