Trump Tweets Out Conspiracist’s Quote Claiming POTUS Is ‘Second Coming Of God’

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 20: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with President of Romania Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House August 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. Th... WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 20: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with President of Romania Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House August 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. This is Iohannis’ second visit to the Trump White House and the two leaders are expected to discuss bilateral issues during their meeting. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 21, 2019 10:47 am
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President Trump is feeling called to a higher purpose.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday morning, Trump blasted out a quote from a well-documented conspiracy theorist who claimed Israeli Jews see Trump as the “King of Israel” and equated the President to a messianic figure, or “the second coming of God.”

Trump thanked the conspiracist, Wayne Allen Root, for his “very nice words,” tagging “Fox and Friends”; Newsmax, where Root works; and Trump’s now-preferred news source One America News Network.

Root is hardly shy about his embrace of some of the most racist, bombastic conspiracy theories. He’s one of the original birthers — following the racist conspiracy that former President Barack Obama was not born in the United States — and touted conspiracies about Seth Rich’s death, including that key Democrats like Hillary and Bill Clinton and John Podesta were involved in the former DNC staffer’s death.

He has also claimed that the Las Vegas shooting massacre was actually orchestrated by ISIS and that special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe was rooted in “penis envy” because “Mueller’s is smaller than Trump’s.”

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