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In an interview that raised a lot of eyebrows, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that God wanted Donald Trump to be president.
But two weeks after Sanders made the comments on the Christian Broadcasting Network, a poll by Fox News suggests that a quarter of Americans agree with her.
Yes, that’s right. The poll of 1,004 registered American voters released on Wednesday found that 25 per cent believe that God backed Trump’s presidency.
In the original interview with the Christian network, Sanders said:
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.
The poll also revealed that among white evangelical Christians, the proportion who agree with Sanders jumps to 55 per cent. This drops to 36 per cent among Protestants and 20 per cent among Catholics.
Nearly half of Republicans – 45 per cent – compared to nine per cent of Democrats said the same.
One-fourth of respondents in a new poll say they believe God wanted Donald Trump to become president. They also bel… https://t.co/zCUtbLIQUm — RealTimBlack (@RealTimBlack)
@thehill As a Christian, I must say, who are we to declare what God wants? That’s so far above my pay grade it’s not even funny. — Casey Scofield (@Casey Scofield)
@thehill https://t.co/EpV0pOdWYr — Jim Malazita (@Jim Malazita)
@thehill If they believe God chooses the President then I guess he chose Obama too. — Kimma (@Kimma)
God did! Thank you God! https://t.co/8JQrkhPlOb — M. Jill Busam (@M. Jill Busam)
The poll, which was conducted from 10-12 February, has a margin of error of three percentage points, according to Fox News.
HT/ Fox News
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