WASHINGTON – In an interview on Wednesday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said she believes that God wanted Donald Trump to be president.
Talking with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Sanders offered her thoughts on a wide array of topics, including immigration, a border wall, the White House press briefings and how real estate mogul Donald Trump ended up at the White House.
“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 said, according to CBN News. “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.”
Much of Sanders’ 20-minute interview with the media organization revolved around the intersection of faith and politics, including how Christians in Syria will be affected by pulling troops out of the country, abortion and whether a wall along the southern border, Trump’s key campaign promise that led to a 35-day government shutdown, is moral.
Sanders argued that Trump is the “most conservative president that we’ve ever had,” pointing to how the administration has reshaped the judicial system with a wide assortment of conservative judges.
“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,” Sander said. “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.”
Sanders questioned whether press briefings were the best way to distribute information and criticized members of the press who used the briefings as a way to “find this gotcha moment.”
Sanders said her faith helps comfort her in her daily duties at the White House and when she faces tough questions from the news media about the administration.
“The goal is to be the best version of who God created us and who he called us to be,” Sanders told CBN. “Some days I do that better than others, but the goal is always to be open about my faith. I think it’s part of the reason it gives me a sense of calm when I’m in that room.”