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08/31/2016 12:47 am ET Updated Aug 31, 2016

Michele Bachmann: God 'Raised Up' Donald Trump

“Maybe I’m wrong, I don’t know."
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) says God 'raised up' Donald Trump to win the Republican presidential nomination.
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Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) says God 'raised up' Donald Trump to win the Republican presidential nomination.

It’s a question political pundits will be attempting to answer for generations: How did real estate magnate and reality TV star Donald Trump win the Republican presidential nomination? 

Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), a Trump advisor, claims to know the answer: God did it. 

She explained: 

I actually supported Ted Cruz. I thought he was fabulous but I also see that at the end of the day God raised up, I believe, Donald Trump who was going to be the nominee in this election. I don’t think God sits things out. He’s a sovereign God. Donald Trump became our nominee.

Bachmann also said Trump was the only candidate who could win the general election. 

“Maybe I’m wrong, I don’t know,” she said. “But I do know that the Bible is true and that Daniel teaches the most high God, which is one of God’s names, is the one who lifts up who He will and takes down who He will.” 

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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