In response to President Donald Trump’s widely praised recognition this week of the Golan Heights as part of Israel, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested that maybe, just maybe, the president was personally chosen by God to raise Israel up high and above its enemies.
He insinuated this after being asked by a Christian Broadcasting Network interviewer whether there’s an equivalence between the president and Queen Esther, a Christian figure who the Bible claims once saved the Jews in Persia by foiling a plan by the Persian king’s chief adviser to have them executed.
“Could it be that President Trump right now has been sort of raised for such a time as this, just like Queen Esther, to help save the Jewish people from the Iranian menace?” the interviewer asked.
“As a Christian, I certainly believe that’s possible,” Pompeo replied. “It was remarkable. So we were down in the tunnels where we could see 3,000 years ago and 2,000 years ago — if I have the history just right – to see the remarkable history of the faith in this place and the work that our administration’s done to make sure that this democracy in the Middle East, that this Jewish state remains. I am confident that the Lord is at work here.”
The interview was conducted during the secretary of state’s visit earlier in the week to Jerusalem and coincided with the president’s momentous announcement.
Numerous prior presidents, not including former President Barack Hussein Obama, had promised to at least consider recognizing the Golan Heights as part of Israel.
It was Trump who actually made it happen:
After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2019
“I’ve been thinking about doing that for a long time. It’s been a very hard decision for every president. No president has done it,” he said this week in a Fox Business Network interview.
“This is very much like Jerusalem, moving the embassy to Jerusalem; I did that. Golan Heights is the same thing. For years other presidents have campaigned, they said they’d do it, this is sovereignty, this is security, this is about regional security.”
He was right, as noted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“He did it again,” he said during a press conference held Thursday. “First, he recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved the embassy here. Then he pulled out of the disastrous Iran treaty and reimposed sanctions. But now he did something of equal historic importance: he recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.”
He added that it was a “Purim miracle.” Purim is an annual festival in which Jews celebrate the way Queen Esther once saved them from death. It’s celebrated on the very day that the Persian king’s chief adviser had planned to have all of Persia’s Jews killed.
Listen to some of his speech below:
During Pompeo’s interview with CBN, he also addressed the rampant, unrepentant anti-Semitism of congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who has in recent months accused Jewish Americans of holding “dual loyalty” and accused Israel of using money to influence events in America.
“To see this from a member of Congress like Congresswoman Omar is – I talked about this being dark,” Pompeo said.
“The rise of anti-Semitism in the United States and in Europe and in, frankly, all across the world is something that is deeply troubling, and to see someone – a duly elected congressman – behave in that way, to speak about anti-Semitism in that way, is of great concern. It’s a great concern to me.”
“This administration speaks the truth, and anti-Semitism is unacceptable in any form from anyone, but to see it come from one of America’s leaders is just abhorrent.”
He was right about the rise of anti-Semitism. Though the media primarily focus on alleged hate crimes against Muslims, gays and other groups that fit into their intersectional coalition, the facts show that Jews remain the number one target of hate crimes both here and abroad.
But neither the media nor really anyone on the left seems to care much about bigotry and/or hatred against Jews and Christians. If anything, they have a habit of perpetuating anti-Christian and anti-Jewish bigotry. Note for instance how they reacted to Pompeo’s interview:
A nutcase from Christian Broadcasting Services asks Pompeo if Trump has been sent by God to save the Jews from the Iranians.
Pompeo answers that “as a Christian, I certainly believe that’s possible.”
Trump, his religious fanatics, and his NSC neocons are a threat to humanity… pic.twitter.com/taR0b1xknu
— Trita Parsi (@tparsi) March 21, 2019
On today’s episode of crazy stories evangelicals tell themselves…
Mike Pompeo: ”Dear God, please send us a President who will save Jews and prepare Christians for the Rapture.”
God: ”All I’ve got is a philandering racist who doesn’t pay taxes.”
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) March 22, 2019
Disturbing and delusional on so many levels.
One of the many disturbing moves by Pompeo this week. https://t.co/ai8QganBDW
— Amy Siskind ?️? (@Amy_Siskind) March 22, 2019
Pompeo has a screw loose: https://t.co/iST8gWlFgY
— Patrick Henningsen (@21WIRE) March 23, 2019
Pompeo the pompous ass
So now we know why the State Department press event was only for religious media. Pompeo the clown made moronic statements about God and Trump and Israel and Iran.
At one point there was a separation of Church & State
GOP wants to turn USA into a theocracy
— Tomi T Ahonen (@tomiahonen) March 22, 2019
Now we are getting into real crazy territory. EXCLUSIVE Secretary of State Pompeo to CBN News: God May Have Raised Up Trump Like He Raised Up Queen Esther https://t.co/USZMUVTl5k
— Clemens Wergin (@clemenswergin) March 22, 2019
Can you imagine the backlash that would ensue were a conservative Christian or Jew to mock the religious beliefs of Muslims in such a manner?
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