Following the weeklong overhaul of the Trump campaign that saw some major staff shake-up, former GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann came forward with a revelation that made most of the United States sigh in exasperation.
During a campaign stop for Donald Trump in Minneapolis, the ex-congresswoman made the bizarre announcement that she has been advising the Republican presidential nominee on foreign policy. The conspiracy theorist, who already serves on the campaign’s Evangelical Advisory Board, also called the business mogul “a common sense guy” who's “not into political correctness.”
“He also recognizes there is a threat around the world, not just here in Minnesota, of radical Islam,” she told Minnesota Public Radio. “I wish our President Obama also understood the threat of radical Islam and took it seriously.”
The 2012 Republican presidential hopeful has yet to formally endorse Trump, according to The Hill. But considering how she’s already providing “support” to the business mogul on “issues important to Evangelicals and other people of faith in America,” it's clear where her loyalties lie.
“People want to live, mind their own business and have a good job, and I think that’s something Donald Trump understands,” Bachmann added in a separate interview. “He’s a common sense guy, not into political correctness.”
Earlier this year, the former Minnesota representative accused Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of “assisting in jihad” and being “involved in bringing members of the Muslim Brotherhood here into the United States.”
She also suggested that God ordained Trump to save the country from Marxism and radical Islamism.
“Barack Obama has advanced Iran’s jihadist dreams to annihilate Israel, the United States and Western Christendom,” Bachmann said, according to The Right Wing Watch. “That’s why I’m just saying the church can’t sit this one out. We may not have a perfect candidate but he may be the one, like the Book of Daniel — the most high God may have lifted up Trump, because very possibly he’s the only one that could defeat Hillary Clinton this fall.”
The former U.S. representative has made several headlines over the years for her absurd statements and prophesies on biblical matters.
For instance, when she visited Israel in 2015, she drew a rather interesting conclusion from the state of affairs in the Middle Eastern country and predicted the return of Jesus. Not only that, the Evangelical Christian took her spiritual advice a step further and urged fellow brethren to convert as many Jews as possible to Christianity.
Not long before that, she used a 14-year-old speech to attack former GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina while she was still in the race.