Only those who dare to go against the word of God will not vote for Donald Trump. At least, that's what Michele Bachmann said she believes during an exclusive interview Tuesday with a conservative religious news outlet.
"God raised up, I believe, Donald Trump who was going to be the nominee in this election," the Republican evangelical advisor of the GOP nominee told CBN News — a Christian outlet — before making a leap of faith, so to speak. "I don't think God sits things out. He's a sovereign God. Donald Trump became our nominee."
The former Minnesota congresswoman said she initially supported Ted Cruz but that Trump's eventual presidential nomination by the Republican Party must have been due to divine intervention. Trump, she said, "is the only individual who could win in a general election of the 17 who ran. Maybe I'm wrong, I don't know but I do know that the Bible is true and that Daniel teaches the most high God, which is one of God's names, is the one who lifts up who he will and takes down who he will."
Bachmann, who built a name for herself in part based on her outspoken views against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, joined Trump's campaign earlier this month to help shape the real estate mogul's foreign policy as it relates to terrorism and immigration, the Huffington Post reported.
She is also a member of Trump's evangelical executive advisory board, a group the campaign says is meant to bolster "Donald J. Trump’s endorsement of those diverse issues important to Evangelicals and other Christians, and his desire to have access to the wise counsel of such leaders as needed," Politico reported.
Bachmann's appointment to that board — which the Southern Poverty Law Center says consists of "a Who's Who of the Anti-LGBT Extremist Right" — seems to be right in line with her views on homosexuality, which include a 2004 statement insisting that same-sex marriages go against God and "are specifically targeting our children," according to a Daily Beast report.
She has doubled down on those views many times over, including equating homosexuality and same-sex marriages with devilish behavior. "This is not funny. It's a very sad life," Bachmann said during a speech, also in 2004. "It's part of Satan, I think, to say that this is gay."