As Mueller’s investigation closes in on President Trump and his associates, the desperate pro-Trump right-wing media is getting more and more unhinged. Lucky for these televangelist frauds, desperation and shamelessness is their wheelhouse.
Televangelist Frank Amedia, who once claimed to have stopped a tsunami and served as a “Christian policy liaison” to Trump’s campaign, stopped by convicted fraudster Jim Bakker’s televangelist show to spread some lies:
“I think we need to be wise to understand that this presidency is going to be taken to the edge of destruction by evil forces, by deep state forces, by a conspiracy that has already been named. “We know it’s coming. We need to withstand against that. We need to be the watchmen that say, ‘Don’t take your eyes off, the storm is coming.’”
Amedia showed pictures of both McCabe and Comey, claiming they had threatened President Trump as part of a “deep state” plot against him, while mocking those who have been urging the president not to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Amedia went on to delight his fellow panel members with an anecdote that, as far as I can tell, never happened:
“The storm is coming. I like how President Trump responded to that a couple days ago. They were mocking him on one of the news media programs. And they said—they had somebody they know say to him, ‘How do you feel with the storm that’s brewing?’ And he smiled and laughed at them and he said, ‘I am the storm.’”
If you don’t remember Trump sitting down for an interview with a non-Fox TV news outlet recently, you’re not alone! There’s no evidence Trump ever said anything like this, although there is a meme about it, based on an anonymous quote, and as far as I can tell that’s where Amedia got it:
These people have lost touch with reality and the president they’ve conjured in their polluted brains bears no resemblance to the one who tweets from the Oval Office.
Amedia went on to give a stemwinder of a prayer which sure seems like he’s encouraging Trump to go ahead and fly off the handle:
“We prayed for the Lord to just stir up that storm. Stir up that storm of that president. We declare right now, in Jesus’ name, stir it up. Stir him up like a tornado, don’t let him stop. Let everything fly out that needs to fly out, let everything be exposed, don’t let anything be put back into a place that could come back and linger again.”
But it didn’t stop there, others joined in on the batsh-t prayer-a-thon, with Bishop Harry Jackson attempting to “bind” the curses of the “witches and warlocks” responsible for Trump’s difficulties in office:
“We lift up witches and warlocks who have been a part of this assignment, as they have gathered in numbers almost immeasurable to curse this specific president. We cancel, we bind their authority, we bind their curses, we lift up your word that says you shall not revile the gods and neither shall you bring a curse upon the rule of God’s people. We declare those assignments null and void and we claim the souls of many of the witches and warlocks.”
This is really just another flavor of the unhinged conspiracy theories and baseless fear mongering that have gripped the Republican Party over the last decade. Absent a popular policy agenda or positive message about their party, the GOP has increasingly relied on demonizing liberals and Democrats to turn out their base. It worked pretty well for them when they had Obama in the White House to serve as a big scary bogeyman, but now that they control all branches of elected government it’s a little tougher to keep people freaked out and outraged. Their persistent persecution complex does prove Trump right about one thing, though: they seem tired of winning.