Trump chosen by God as savior of Jewish people? Pompeo thinks it’s ‘certainly possible’
Specifically, the interviewer asked Pompeo if Trump could be a modern day version of the biblical character Esther, a beautiful woman chosen to be married to Persian King Ahasuerus.
Presumably the comparison wasn’t invited in light of Trump’s feminine charm, but due to the fact that Esther spoiled the plans of the king’s chief advisor Haman, who wanted to kill all of the Jews living in Persia.
The interviewer states rather factually that there is a “new Haman” in the Middle East who wants to “eradicate the Jewish people,” also known as Iran, and asked if President Trump had been chosen, “just like queen Esther,” in order to “save the Jewish people from the Iranian menace?”
“As a Christian I certainly believe that's possible,” Pompeo answered with a smile. The interview took place during Pompeo’s visit to Jerusalem on the day Jews mark the foiling of Haman’s plans with a holiday called Purim.
Aside from the holiday, the secretary’s comments came in light of Trump’s announcement that the US would recognize the occupied Golan Heights as part of Israel, despite a UN resolution which condemns Tel Aviv’s forceful acquisition of the territory.
“I am confident that the Lord is at work here,” Pompeo added, describing the role the United States has played in preserving the “Jewish state.”
Pompeo’s bizarre comment fetched a number of responses from people on Twitter that ranged between concerned and terrified.
Seems like a pretty good, reality-based, totally rational way of looking at things. I think we're in good hands here (walks into traffic).— The Left (@The_Real_Left) March 22, 2019
Well, that’s reassuring. Apocalyptic Bible thumping nutjobs with their fingers on the nuke button and in charge of foreign relations sure make me feel secure and safe.— Demosthenes (@Demosthenes561) March 21, 2019
Others, perhaps, took the comparison a bit more literally than the interviewer had intended.
Lol. That means Trump has to agree to marry the Ayatollah.— Robert Chesal (@RChesal) March 22, 2019
Did Esther back out of a nuclear deal that was working?— pastajoe (@pastajoe5) March 22, 2019
Pompeo is currently engaged in a Middle East tour aimed at forming a united front against Iran. Having stopped in Kuwait before heading to Israel, he will next visit Lebanon before heading back to the States.
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