Today, for the third day in a row, televangelist Paula White, a key spiritual adviser to Donald Trump, appeared on Jim Bakker’s television program, where she claimed that Trump’s infamous “Two Corinthians” gaffe was the result of a “setup” by a Ted Cruz-supporting pastor who was hoping to damage Trump during the Republican primary.
The Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins is the one who recommended that Trump cite the biblical passage during his speech at Liberty University last January and White asserted—without mentioning Perkins by name—that he intentionally gave Trump the wrong pronunciation in order to help Ted Cruz.
White first complained that the media misrepresented Trump’s absurd comments about taking communion, insisting that he deeply respects “this holy sacrament of God,” before asserting that it was not only the media that was out to get him.
“I’ve watched, unfortunately, preachers do some really bad things,” White said. “When he came out with ‘Two Corinthians,’ he didn’t say that—well, he said it, but let me give you the real story.”
White said that she was with praying with Trump at Liberty University right before his speech and she knew “there was this preacher who was coming out in the next day or two for Sen. Cruz but he had been playing Trump’s side and he’d been courting Trump.”
White claimed that right before Trump went on stage, this preacher told him to say “Two Corinthians” and so Trump went out and said “exactly what the preacher tells him to say.”
“Let’s be real,” White said. “Don’t act like everybody in the body of Christ isn’t ever used because good people can be used by bad spirits.”
“It was a setup, people,” Bakker proclaimed, as White agreed. “Every demon in hell is after Donald Trump.”