White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated on CBN News that she believes God wanted Donald Trump to become President of the United States. She is a woman of deep Christian faith and I have no doubt she believes that. I do as well. Personally, I don’t think there is anything that happens in life that God does not have a hand in.
“I think God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times and I think that He wanted Donald Trump to become president,” Sanders told CBN News Chief Political Analyst David Brody and Senior Washington Correspondent Jennifer Wishon in her West Wing office. “That’s why he’s there and I think he has done a tremendous job in supporting a lot of the things that people of faith really care about,” Sanders stated. Again, she is correct.
Put aside for a moment whether you like President Trump or not… whether you approve of what he is doing or not. Honestly ask yourself if this is true. In my viewpoint, it certainly is.
The interview was about 20 minutes long. In it, Sanders discussed issues of immigration, anti-Semitism, the morality of a border wall, persecuted Christians in Syria, the White House press briefings, the state of the Democratic Party, her faith and many other topics.
Sanders had some very harsh comments for Democratic leaders regarding the anti-Zionist philosophy that appears to have gained a foothold in the party. She does not tolerate anti-Semitic views in the House of Representatives or anywhere else for that matter.
“I think it is outrageous that the leadership of Democrats haven’t called on these people to either take their comments back. They haven’t condemned them,” Sanders said. “Anytime somebody who’s not even associated with the President says something, the first thing is will you condemn. Will you say that this is terrible?” she asked. “Where’s the leadership on the Democrats’ side to call this out? It is unbelievable that this is going totally unchecked, totally off the radar of most of the mainstream media.”
Sanders also went after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She bluntly stated that Pelosi’s view on the border wall is ridiculous and that one day she will regret calling the wall ‘immoral’. “Honestly, it’s very hard at this point to even take a lecture from Democrats on what is moral and what isn’t,” Sanders told CBN News. “People who are willing to allow legislation to pass supporting late-term abortion. The idea that they would take out “So help me God,” in the platform that House Democrats have raised this week. But the idea that protecting the people of your country, which is the fundamental duty of being President of the United States would in some way be immoral is a ridiculous charge and something that I think probably, I would think Speaker Pelosi may even regret making that comment because she’s seen how ridiculous that sounds and how the evidence is so contrary to that comment.”
Sanders also laid down the gauntlet on abortion and messing with the phrase “so help me God.” It was a wide-ranging interview and she did not hold back.
And rounding out the interview, Sanders addressed more on foreign policy, religion, the border and immigration issues, along with the media. From CBN:
“Meanwhile, the battle over immigration and border wall funding continues. A group of bi-partisan senators and house members met Wednesday to negotiate a deal that may or may not give President Trump some money for the wall. Will the White House take an active role during negotiations?
“No matter what the topic is, he’s a natural born leader, and so something that is this big of a priority for him, you can expect him to continue to lead on the effort,” Sanders said. “Now we’re counting on members of Congress to come together and work out a deal that actually addresses those problems.”
“On foreign policy, Sanders addressed concerns, especially by evangelicals, that eventually pulling U.S. troops out of Syria will put persecuted Christians, Kurds and other ethnic minorities at risk.
“The President’s made clear that we support Christians, that we support the Kurds,” Sanders told CBN News. “He’s made that clear to Turkey, he’s made that clear publicly on a number of fronts, and just one of the reasons that the President has been tough on Iran is to make sure that people don’t feel threatened. We’ve supported the safe zones that are going to be very important, and the idea that the President is just stepping away and ignoring any potential problem doesn’t understand the fundamental decision that he’s made.”
“Despite concerns by evangelicals over U.S. policy in Syria, evangelicals have been more than satisfied with President Trump during his first two years in office.
“I would argue he’s the most conservative president that we’ve ever had,” Sanders explained. “You look at the judicial nominations alone I think that will be one of the greatest legacies that the president has after his 8 years in office is how he has completely remade the judiciary and started to stop this activist court that we’ve started to see over the last 8 years. There’s a reason evangelicals are sticking with the President, and that’s because he’s delivered on all the things he said he would do.”
“While evangelicals are pleased, the mainstream media press corps isn’t. They continue to press Sanders to hold daily press briefings despite a president who has been extremely accessible to the press.
“Whether or not there’s a daily press briefing, people in the administration, myself included, do regular interviews as I’m doing right now, after a lot of those interviews stop and take questions outside where anybody, any reporter is allowed to come and ask questions,” Sanders noted. “I think the White House, in general, is the most accessible when it comes to the media. You know, we had a briefing this week and they complained and complained and complained that we don’t have them, then we have one, and CNN and MSNBC didn’t even cover it. So, I think that the biggest thing is that they just want to complain and attack this administration and this President and they don’t want to cover all of the successes because that’s not good for the narrative that they’re trying to drive.”‘