Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said recently the U.S. has never seen and will never again see a president “more godly” than the thrice-married reality TV star Donald Trump.
Bachmann, who served a stint on the president’s evangelical advisory board, made the bold claim during an interview on “Understanding the Times,” a conservative Christian radio program.
“In my lifetime I have never seen a more biblical president than I have seen in Donald Trump,” she expressed. “He is highly biblical and I would say to your listeners we will, in all likelihood, never see a more godly, biblical president again in our lifetime.”
The former lawmaker went on to argue Christians need to not only be praying for the Republican president, they also “need to support him, in my opinion, in every possible way that we can.”
Similar to Bachmann, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr., has been vocal about his support for Trump, despite his own Christian beliefs.
Falwell, however, has sought, perhaps to his detriment, to separate the president (and his myriad moral failures) from religion.
The Liberty president has famously argued to Christians uncomfortable with Trump that Scripture doesn’t teach believers to elect leaders who will apply Jesus’ teachings in the federal government.
In January, he told The Washington Post:
Jesus never told Caesar how to run Rome. He went out of his way to say, “That’s the earthly kingdom, I’m about the heavenly kingdom and I’m here to teach you how to treat others, how to help others, but when it comes to serving your country, you render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s.”
It’s a distortion of the teaching of Christ to say Jesus taught love and forgiveness, and therefore, the United States as a nation should be loving and forgiving, and just hand over everything we have to every other part of the world. That’s not what Jesus taught.
He did, though, suggest blind allegiance to Trump, saying he simply “can’t imagine him doing anything that’s not good for the country.”