President Donald Trump might have been sent by God to save the Jewish people with his tough stance on Iran, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who acknowledged perceived similarities between Trump and the biblical figure of Queen Esther.
Like the queen from the Hebrew Bible, who “is said to have thwarted a plan to exterminate the Jewish people,” Pompeo believes it is possible that Trump was ordained by God to save the modern state of Israel from its enemies, CBS News reported.
The secretary’s comments came during an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) in Jerusalem on Thursday, when Pompeo was asked, "Could it be that President Trump right now has been sort of raised for such a time as this, just like Queen Esther, to help save the Jewish people from the Iranian menace?"
Pompeo responded that "as a Christian I certainly believe that's possible. It was remarkable. So we were down in the tunnels where we could see 3,000 years ago, and 2,000 years ago — if I have the history just right — to see the remarkable history of the faith in this place and the work that our administration's done to make sure that this democracy in the Middle East, that this Jewish state remains."
The secretary of state then added that he is “confident that the Lord is at work here.”
Pompeo was in Israel this week seeking “to bolster ties with the longtime U.S. ally and mount more pressure on Iran,” CBS News said, as well as to help run interference for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces corruption allegations ahead of April elections.
And the plan appears to have found success: “On Thursday, departing from decades of American foreign policy under both Republican and Democratic administrations, Mr. Trump suggested that his administration could recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights — a territory that has been disputed for decades.”