Donald Trump was placed under the protection of God from demonic spirits by evangelical pastors at a Christian gathering in Cleveland, Ohio, on Wednesday.
The Republican nominee attended the Midwest Vision and Values Pastors Leadership Conference alongside his running mate Mike Pence and campaign surrogates, Michael Cohen, Ben Carson and Omarosa Manigault. The event was co-hosted by Pastor Darrell Scott, a Trump supporter, who claimed five years ago that an anonymous “nationally known preacher” said that if Trump ran for president, there would be a “concentrated Satanic attack” against him.
“He said there’s going to be a demon, principalities and powers, that are going to war against you on a level that you’ve never seen before and I’m watching it every day,” Scott said.
The pastor had previously asked Trump to let them “lay hands on him” so that they could pray for his well being and protect him from the demonic entities.
The room full of clergymen than did this and the pastor’s wife, Belinda Scott, prayed over Trump.
“God, we ask you right now that your choice is this choice. We believe that you ordain things. You said all authority is of you. Now, God I ask that you would touch this man Donald J. Trump. Give him the anointing to lead this nation. We thank you God that as a room full of clergy, a roomful of leaders, a roomful of business owners, mothers, wives, husbands, father, we ask for help. And we ask you God to let that help be in the form of the next President, Mr. Donald J. Trump. We ask you God to bless him. Keep him safe. Give him the wisdom and the strength to lead this great nation in Jesus name. Amen!”
The meeting was open to clergy of all faiths and political backgrounds.
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