‘it’s possible’ Trump is on a mission from God to save Israel from Iran, Mike Pompeo says.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview that it is ‘possible’ that President Donald Trump has been ‘raised’ by God to save the Jewish people from Iran.
Pompeo sat for an interview with the Christian Broadcast Network from Jerusalem during his visit, which precedes Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to Washington next week.
‘I am confident that the Lord is at work here,’ Pompeo told his interviewers.
During a lengthy discussion at the David Citadel Hotel overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City, Pompeo got asked about the Jewish holiday of Purim, which falls on the day his comments were taped.
The biblical story tells of how Queen Esther through cunning saved the Jewish people from being wiped out.
Interviewer Chris Mitchell asked Pompeo, the nation’s top diplomat, asked whether Trump was here to ‘save the Jewish people,’ and made brought up the story as a parallel.
‘And you also mentioned a Bible story last night when you had your statements with the prime minister,’ Mitchell said.
‘Jews worldwide and here in Jerusalem are talking about the fact that Esther 2,500 years ago saved the Jewish people with God’s help from Haman. And now 2,500 years later there’s a new Haman here in the Middle East that wants to eradicate the Jewish people like just like Haman did: the state of Iran,’ he said.