A New Hampshire state representative who once said Donald Trump is the only politician she believes in came to the Republican candidate’s defense during his tiff with Pope Francis on Thursday, calling the Pope “the anti-Christ.”
In response to her own Facebook post of three snippets of scripture from the Geneva Bible, Rep. Susan DeLemus (R) wrote: “The Pope is the anti-Christ. [sic] Do your research.” In another response, DeLemus said “I’m not sure who the Pope truly has in his heart.”
She told Politico that she was generally referring to the papacy, rather than Pope Francis in particular.
“I was actually referencing the papacy. And what I wrote after that ‘do your research,’ if you read the Geneva Bible, which is the Bible I use when we study, the commentary is – actually by the founders of the United States actually, the Protestant Church – their commentary references the papacy as the anti-Christ,” DeLemus said.
The exchange took place the same day Pope Francis said a focus on building walls “is not Christian” when asked about Trump’s cornerstone foreign policy plan.
In a December focus group on CNN, DeLemus said President Obama “lies all the time” and that Trump “says what I am thinking.”
DeLemus is married to Jerry DeLemus, the co-chair of Veterans for Trump in New Hampshire, who also backed the Oregon militia’s weeks-long standoff with the federal government.