Trump is President because God wanted him to be - Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Sarah Huckabee Sanders at a White House press briefing.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders at a White House press briefing. Photo credit: Getty.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in an interview that she believes God wanted Donald Trump to win the 2016 election.

On Wednesday, the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) released an interview with Ms Sanders in which she talked about the election, Trump's social media presence, and the Mexican border wall.

"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," she told CBN's David Brody.

"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."

In the interview Ms Sanders also reiterated the sentiment that the White House has been repeating since Trump took office: that he is the most accessible President the US has ever had.

"I think the White House, in general, is the most accessible when it comes to the media."

When asked about immigration and the proposed Mexican border wall, Ms Sanders addressed claims made by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it would be immoral.

"Honestly, it's very hard at this point to even take a lecture from Democrats on what is moral and what isn't," she argued.

"The idea that protecting the people of your country, which is the fundamental duty of being President of the United States, would in some way be immoral is a ridiculous charge and something that... I would think Speaker Pelosi may even regret."

There was a partial government shutdown for almost an entire month after President Trump demanded billions of dollars to build the border wall, and the request was denied by the Democrat-controlled House.

Pelosi has not held back about her position on the project, claiming that the House will not give the President any money for the wall.

Ms Sanders called Trump the "most conservative president that [the US] has ever had."

She said one of his legacies will be helping to "stop this activist court that we've started to see over the last eight years".

"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."


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