President Trump said Monday God has tested him during the economic crisis sparked by the pandemic.
Trump made the comments during a stop in Mankato, Minn., where he discussed the campaign and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden.
“We built the greatest economy in the history of the world and now I have to do it again,” he told a crowd of supporters that was gathered outside at the airport near Air Force One. “You know what that is? That's right, that's God testing me. He said, ‘You know, you did it once,’ and I said, ‘Did I do a great job, God? I'm the only one that could do it.’ He said, ‘That you shouldn't say. Now we're going to have you do it again.’ I said, ‘OK, I agree. You got me.’”
Trump discussed other issues, including differences between him and Biden on judges. Referencing potential nominations to the Supreme Court by Biden, Trump said, “You will change this country around. It will be irreversible.”
“I think this is going to be the most important election in the history of our country,” Trump said. “This is a very, very big deal going on. Joe Biden is the puppet of left-wing extremists, trying to erase our borders, eliminate our police, indoctrinate our children, vilify our heroes and take away our energy.”
Biden, he said, would “destroy our Second Amendment, attack the right to life and replace American freedom with left-wing fascism.”
Trump spoke in Minnesota the same day former First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the Democrat’s virtual national convention.
“Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country,” she said. “He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head. He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us.”
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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.