Energy Secretary Rick Perry said in an interview released by “Fox & Friends” over the weekend that he believes Trump was God’s “chosen one” to be President of the United States. 

“God’s used imperfect people all through history. King David wasn’t perfect. Saul wasn’t perfect. Solomon wasn’t perfect,” Perry told Fox News.

Perry added that he gave the president “a little one-pager on those Old Testament kings” about a month ago.

“I shared it with him and I said, ‘Mr. President, I know there are people that say you said you were the chosen one and I said, ‘You were.'” Perry continued. “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.'”

Earlier this year, President Trump referred to himself as the “chosen one” to undertake China’s trade practices.

“Somebody said this is Trump’s trade war. It’s not my trade war. This is a trade war that should have taken place a long time ago by a lot of other presidents. Somebody had to do it. I am the chosen one,” President Trump said, as he glanced towards the heavens. The president later added that he was being sarcastic.

 “He pointed out to me he believes Barack Obama was sent by God as well, for that moment and that time,” Fox News chief national correspondent Ed Henry said of the interview with Perry. “He thinks at this moment and this time, Donald Trump was sent by God to do great things.”

Fox News host Pete Hegseth commented on Perry’s clip, saying the president’s supporters across the country agree with these remarks. “They hear the attacks from the media about who he is and his background and they dismiss it and say, ‘God has used imperfect people forever because we’re all imperfect, ‘But what he’s withstood is really unlike any other mortal could understand,'” he said.

Perry, who planed to leave his post at year’s end, refused to participate in a closed-door deposition as part of the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s alleged misconduct. He dismissed any knowledge of the president’s desire for Ukraine to launch investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son as allegations claimed. 

“Not once was the name Burisma or the Bidens mentioned to me, not by the president, not by Rudy Giuliani and not by [U.S. ambassador to the European Union] Gordon Sondland,” Perry said last week. “And if there’s anyone saying anything different, then they’re surmising, and that’s not a wise thing to do. I know what I saw. I know what I heard.”

President Trump confirmed Perry’s departure in mid-October, adding that Perry “couldn’t have done a better job.”

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