While raising funds for his show, televangelist Jim Bakker spoke with Paula White, a fellow televangelist and now one of Trump’s “spiritual advisers.” During the segment, White thanked God that Trump wasn’t “presidential,” before calling him “king.” She then said that to oppose Trump is to oppose God himself.
White states that Trump “has been raised up by God, because God says that he raises up and places all people in places of authority. It is God that raises up a king. It is God that sets one down. And so when you fight against the plan of God, you are fighting against the hand of God.”
Bakker celebrated White’s proximity to Trump, saying that she has “walked through the valley of the shadow of death” and can now “walk into the White House whenever she wants.”
White declared that Christians “were sent here to take over.” To that, Bakker rejoiced and added, “that’s why we have the president we have!”
“God is shaking America, people,” Bakker said. “He gave us a president who says we’re not going to murder babies. You can’t be blessed and murder 50 million babies! You can’t! You can’t! You can’t! You can’t!”
To get Bakker even more excited, White revealed that she had with her the pen Trump used to sign the executive order for “religious liberty.” White said that watching Trump sign the document “felt like the heavens had opened.”
Taking the pen, Bakker exclaimed, “this is what I waited for most of my life! I have fought; the government has tried to destroy the church people for decades and decades and decades and he said, ‘As long as I am president, no more ground!’”
“He signed with this pen!” Bakker yelled to the audience, who stood and clapped for the pen. “Can you see the pen? He signed with this pen!”