Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 11:11:02 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Trump chosen by God to be US President, says aide

photo by AP photo

\"I am the chosen one,\" Donald Trump had jokingly said once.

By AFP, Washington
27th-Nov-2019       
Share
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Save
  • E-mail
  • Print
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Donald Trump may have insisted he was only joking when he recently proclaimed himself the "chosen one," but at least one member of his cabinet believes God ordained the controversial billionaire's presidency.
"You didn't get here without God's blessing," outgoing US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, a 2016 rival to Trump, told Fox News, recalling a recent conversation with the president that focused on faith.
"I know there are people that say you know, that you said you are the chosen one. And I said 'You were, " added Perry, a devout Christian.
"I said if you're a believing Christian you understand God's plan for the people who rule and judge over us on this planet in our government."
The comments, which aired Sunday, come as the president faces likely impeachment by the Democratic-led House of Representatives over his alleged abuse of power for conditioning military aid and a coveted White House meeting on Ukraine committing to investigating his political rivals.
Perry, who drove Trump's "energy dominance" policy, is himself ensnared in the scandal, as one of the Trump aides who pressed Kiev to launch the probes.
Trump announced Perry's departure in October.
Few Americans, including Trump's most loyal defenders, see him as a flawless president or person.
Perry himself assailed the president when he was still a candidate in 2015 as a "cancer on conservatism" and a "barking carnival act."
Perry of 2019 -- four years older and seemingly more inclined to forgiveness-pointed to tainted Old Testament figures as examples of fallible leaders blessed by God's beneficence.
"God's used imperfect people all through history," Perry said. "King David wasn't perfect. Saul wasn't perfect. Solomon wasn't perfect."
Perry suggested God's providence was not aimed only at Trump, but at his Democratic predecessor too.
"You know, Barack Obama doesn't get to be the president of the United States without being ordained by God. Neither did Donald Trump," Perry said.
Trump in August was briefing reporters at the White House about his trade negotiations with China when he paused, swiveled his head up towards the heavens, and said "I am the chosen one."
Two days later he tweeted that reporters "knew I was kidding (and) being sarcastic."
Perry said he expected Trump to "muscle right on through" the impeachment process and avoid removal.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Cricket »

Tactical, not technical, improvement the need of the hour, says Mominul


Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque admitted that his side "could not play as a team" and would take the defeat in the two-Test series against India as a learning experience."I think we could not play as a team," Haque said after losing the pink-ball Test by an innings and 46 runs ...

Cricket »

Paine says Australia can get better after Pakistan romp


AFP, Brisbane :Australia captain Tim Paine says his team have room to improve after crushing Pakistan in their opening Test, hailing the quality of his batsmen and bowlers.The home side comfortably won the first of their two Tests by an innings and five runs inside four days at the Gabba ...

Editorial »

EC has no conscience about its responsibility and no usefulness for spending public money


CONTROVERSY arises in the Election Commission centering the recruiting process of new officials allegedly not taking consent from four commissioners. The Commissioners on Sunday sent a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner expressing their dissatisfaction over the issue. The latest anomaly has been surfaced at a time when people have ...

International »

Former UK PM Blair says Britain is in a mess


Reuters, London :Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Monday that Britain was in a mess, warning that neither his own Labour Party nor Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives deserved to win a Dec. 12 election.Below are excerpts from his speech at the Reuters Newsmaker event:"Britain is home to ...

Entertainment »

Nadia in Australia for shooting of TV serial


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Popular actress, model and dance artiste Nadia Ahmed earlier visited Australia for three times as a part of the national programmes. In these visits, Nadia went there as a dance artiste. For the first time, Nadia reached Sydney, Australia for taking part in shooting of a drama ...

Cricket »

Tigers undone by record-breaker Indian fast bowlers


BSS, Kolkata :India's seventh straight Test wins, including a four innings victory in a row, was scripted by their venomous pace attack, the stat suggested.India's pace trio-Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav took the available 19 Bangladeshi wickets in the second Test, which was the maiden Day-Night Test of ...

Sports »

Russia picks new athletics chief as doping crisis deepens


Yulia Tarasenko was appointed as interim president of Russia's athletics body on Saturday following the suspension of previous head Dmitry Shlyakhtin by World Athletics.Tarasenko, the RUSAF sports director and head of the athletics federation of St. Petersburg, immediately saught to reassure Russian athletes she would fight their corner."We're not in ...

Editorial »

Repatriation is the only solution to Rohingya crisis


Praising the role of Bangladesh, the visiting former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for a political solution to the Rohingya crisis so that the persecuted minority people could return to their ancestral land safely and without fear. He also congratulated the authorities concerned for sheltering over 1.1 ...

International »

Johnson unveils manifesto for Brexit Britain


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveils his Conservative Party's manifesto on Sunday, pledging to move on from Brexit and austerity in a bid to secure a general election victory.Having taken over a minority administration in July and unable to speed his EU divorce deal through parliament, Johnson is seeking a ...

International »

US Security Adviser says world silent on China camps


AP, Halifax :President Donald Trump's new national security adviser is criticizing what he says is silence from the rest of the world over China's confinement of more than 1 million Muslims in reeducation camps, linking the lack of a global outcry to China's economic clout.National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien also ...

Entertainment »

Safa Kabir again in music video


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Success of viewers’ choice popular TV actress Safa Kabir in music videos is hundred percent. She has performed as model in four music videos till now. She first became model in Imran’s song Emon Ekta Tumi Chai. Later, she also became model in Baul legend Shah Abdul ...

Entertainment »

Jaya Ahsan confesses relationship!


Entertainment Desk :One of the actresses of the country  Jaya Ahsan has confessed that she is in a relationship,  the 'most eligible' person for Jaya is none other than 'someone' from Bangladesh. The actress also hinted that the 'unnamed' person, who has now become the talk of the town overnight, ...

Editorial »

Don't implement any project destroying ecological balance


WHEN different countries around the world are taking various steps to make an environment - friendly atmosphere, at that time Bangladesh is going to implement a number of projects those are apparently against the atmosphere. A recent report published in the newspaper said Cox's Bazar will be one of the ...

Cricket »

India declare with 241-run lead after Kohli ton


BSS, Kolkata :Virat Kohli struck a brilliant 136, his 27th century as India declared on 347-9 in its first innings, taking a handy 241-run lead against Bangladesh in the first day-night Test of the both sides at Eden Gardens here on Saturday.The declaration came an hour after the lunch session ...

Sports »

Olympic champion Sun Yang accuses nurse of illegal blood collection


Xinhua, Beijing :China's Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang has accused a nurse involved in his anti-doping case of not having the correct credentials and therefore collecting his blood illegally."She violated provincial regulations for China's nurses. Worse, she did not have a valid qualification certificate of speciality and technology, or a ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news