Buttigieg: 'I can't imagine' God sent Trump to the White House

David Caplan
May 07, 2019 - 1:54 pm
Pete Buttigieg

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who speaks often about his Christian faith, said he "can't imagine" God sent President Donald Trump to the White House.

But he prefaced that with, "I think it’s also important that we stop seeing religion used as a kind-of cudgel, as if God belonged to a political party."

The South Bend, Indiana, mayor said to the "Today" show, "And if he did, I can’t imagine it would be the one that sent the current president into the White House."

Buttigieg added, "what we see (in the White House) is so different than what I hear in scripture when I am in church."

He continued, "I hear about taking care of the marginalized and defending the weak and supporting the poor and visiting the prisoner and welcoming the stranger and humility and decency," he said. "These are the things that are taught in Sunday schools around this country. And so the idea that that is the property of the Republican Party, especially this Republican Party and some of the choices they have made in recent years, it just doesn't add up to me."

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