Twitter blasts Trump for telling rally that God intervened in 2016 to elect him

Trump wants his evangelical base to believe that God supports him. The base seems to have bought it.

At a rally in Miami, Trump told voters that “I really do believe we have God on our side. I believe that. I believe that.”

He attributed winning the 2016 election to God, claiming there was no other explanation, adding: “Or there would have been no way we could have won, right? People say how do you win, you don’t have the media, you have so many things against you, and we win. So, there has to be something.”

However, he did not mention immigration at the rally, perhaps because the King Jesus International Ministry has a large number of Hispanic members. According to the Guardian, Trump did admit that he had made it harder for foreigners to enter the country.

Instead, he focused on religion. “The day I was sworn in, the federal government’s war on religion came to an abrupt end,” Trump announced. “We can smile because we’re winning by so much.”

He claimed that “Faith-based schools, charities, hospitals, adoption agencies, pastors were systematically targeted by federal bureaucrats and ordered to stop following their beliefs.”

Meanwhile, Christianity Today editor Mark Galli told the New York Times that Trump was “discipling” his followers. The magazine previously published an op-ed that stated in reference to Trump: “That he should be removed, we believe, is not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the Creator of the Ten Commandments.”

Twitter strongly disagreed with Trump’s characterization of God at the rally.

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