Trump may be God’s chosen one to save the Jewish people from “the Iranian menace,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed in a baffling interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network.
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 because 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 many responses from people on Twitter that ranged between concerned and terrified.
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.