On Wednesday, the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) hosted White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in an interview where they spoke about President Donald Trump, current affairs, and the presidency.
While speaking about religion, the press secretary shared that she felt Trump was chosen by God to become the POTUS.
In the CBN 20-minute interview conducted by David Brody and Jennifer Wishon, press secretary Sarah Sanders shared that a higher power had chosen President Donald Trump to be the leader of the US. CBN is known for being a religious television network
"I think God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times and I think that he wanted Donald Trump to become president, and that's why he's there.”
Sanders added, "I think he has done a tremendous job in supporting a lot of the things that people of faith really care about.” The president currently has the support of US evangelicals.
In 2016, Trump won 80% of the white evangelical vote. His percentage was a higher than Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and John McCain in previous elections.
The hosts then asked the press secretary what she thought about the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling Trump's border wall proposal "immoral." The press secretary quickly jumped to the president’s defense.
"Honestly, it's very hard at this point to even take a lecture from Democrats on what is moral and what isn't. The idea that protecting the people of your country, which is the fundamental duty of being president of the United States, would in some way be immoral is a ridiculous charge."
The partial federal government shutdown lasted for more than a month and became the longest one in US history. It occurred because Trump demanded $5.7 billion for new border wall funding and Democrats, who control the House, refused to approve the funds.
Sanders’ interview came days after Trump tweeted his support for Bible study at school. A number of states have legislation pending that would make Bible literacy courses part of public school education.
Last Tuesday night, Sanders had an interview on Fox News where she dismissed Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s urgent calls to action on climate change.
At the time, the press secretary had said:
“Look, I don’t think we’re going to listen to her on much of anything, particularly not on matters we’re gonna leave in the hands of a much, much higher authority, and certainly not listen to the freshman congresswoman on when the world may end.”
Sanders was responding to an interview that Ocasio-Cortez had done the previous day where she mentioned the 12-year deadline to cut carbon emissions to avoid the worst effects of climate change. A day after the press secretary had her interview, the representative took to Twitter with a Bible thread that supported her views that God wanted people to do something about climate change.