Courtesy of USA Today:

The former Texas governor said he told Trump that some people “said you were the chosen one.”

“And I said, ‘You were.'”

“‘You didn’t get here without God’s blessing,'” he said he told Trump, telling him to read the pamphlet on the Old Testament kings. “And I said, ‘I just need you. I want you to look at this. I want you to read it. I want you to, you know, absorb that you are here at this chosen time because God ordained it.'”

Perry said he also cautioned Trump, “‘Don’t get confused here, sir. This is not a reflection that you’re perfect, but that God’s using you. And he uses all of us that way.'”

Perry echoed the sentiments of many Evangelical leaders who have embraced Trump despite his alleged ethical lapses. Many of the president’s Christian supporters say Trump has atoned by embracing the Christian faith and that forgiveness is a key part of their religion. And like Perry, they believe God could be using an imperfect vessel to carry out his will.

Franklin Graham, the son of the legendary preacher Billy Graham, has been one of Trump’s most ardent Evangelical defenders. Last week, Graham compared Trump’s political foes to “demonic forces.”

One of the most dangerous things that you can ever tell a person afflicted with Narcissistic Personality Disorder is that they were chosen, blessed, or consecrated by God. 

The very last thing that Donald Trump needs to believe is that he has been touched by the divine and can therefore do no wrong. 

That is what Jim Jones believed before he made all of those innocent people drink that poison Koolaid. 

Of course Perry tried to diffuse criticism by suggesting that Barack Obama was also chosen by God to lead this country during his two terms, but in Obama’s case he is too level headed to have it affect his judgement or cause his ego to go spinning out of control. 

Not so with Donald Trump, nor for that matter Donald Trump supporters.

Saying crazy shit like this to people who are already crazy is…what’s the word for it….crazy!