(L.A. Times) -- I suspect I wasn’t the only American surprised to learn that God chose Donald Trump to be president of the United States. The Almighty’s rooting interest in the 2016 presidential election was so great, apparently, that he was willing to put his thumb on the scale to ensure the outcome (with, perhaps, a little help from the Russians and the vagaries of the electoral college).
This according to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, who apparently enjoys privileged access to both parties – that is, both God and Trump.
“I think God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times,” Sanders told David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network, “and I think he wanted Donald Trump to become president and that’s why he’s there.”
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