Hagee credits Trump’s win to pro-Israel stance
The Bible prophesy expert told Newsmax TV on Thursday that Trump’s undying support for the Jewish State was “the hidden issue” that took the underdog Republican candidate over the top to win the presidency in this month’s presidential election.
The tipping point
Hagee argues that Clinton hurt her chances for victory by not openly advocating a strengthened relationship between Israel and the United States during her campaign.
“The Democratic Party did not bring it up,” the pro-Israeli Christian leader pointed out during an interview on The Joe Page Show.
He went on to stress that the GOP effectively communicated its commitment to embrace Israel as the United States’ greatest ally in the Middle East is paramount – as Trump vowed to unite with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and work to protect the Jewish State’s national security interests as a sovereign nation amongst its enemies in the
“But the Republican Party – particularly with Pence and also with Donald Trump – made it an issue that America was going to stand with Israel,” Hagee continued.
Even though the Trump-Pence ticket’s pro-life advocacy is believed to have helped Trump against his pro-abortion extremist rival, Hagee maintains that it was the campaign’s pro-Israeli platform that made the difference to put Trump in the White House in the end.
“I also believe that abortion had something to do with it, but Israel was the main issue that drove the people that we know to vote like they had never voted before,” the 76-year-old Bible scholar expressed.
Friends of Israel
Hagee has been a supporter of Mike Pence as Indiana’s governor for years. Back in 2014, as the founder of Christians United for Israel, he sponsored the future vice president’s visit to Israel. and he was more than pleased to see him come out two years later as Trump’s running mate.
“He came back on fire for Israel – and we could that tell our base was ignited from coast to coast, waiting to pull the lever for someone who would stand up in support for Israel,” Hagee recounted.
The senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, insists that Trump’s shocking win was due to a lot more than clever campaigning or upset Americans fed up with the Democratic Party.
“Donald Trump said something that this was a movement,” Hagee told Pags. “Actually, I think God in heaven was watching this election.”
The televangelist is adamant that God’s hand moved hearts to rally behind the Middle East’s only democracy through the ballot box on November 8.
“And the wind of heaven caught fire, that he who keep of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps, stirred the evangelicals to get out and go vote – and they stormed the voting booth to have a change in America,” Hagee added.
He insists that the people of Israel are fully aware of the significance and benefits of a Trump win.
“The people in Jerusalem know that a change in the White House would be a direct blessing from heaven – and heaven answered their prayer,” Hagee concluded.
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