Former Minnesota congresswoman and current Religious Right “pastor to the United Nations” Michele Bachmann appeared on the “Point Of View” radio program yesterday, where she claimed that God is pouring his blessings out on the United States and Guatemala for having moved their embassies to Jerusalem.
Bachmann said that for too long, the U.S. and other nations had refused to establish embassies in Jerusalem because they bought into “the lies from Satan that have been put forward regarding Israel,” but that the Trump administration “is an exception” because it operates from “a posture of truth.”
“What Donald Trump has done in terms of putting the United States on a pathway of blessing is like nothing else,” she said. “We know that the Bible is true and that Genesis 12:3 is true; that those who bless Israel will be blessed and those who curse Israel will be cursed. If you look through our history, that has absolutely been a pattern that has happened. That’s historical fact.”
“We see that the United States, from an economic point of view, from a foreign policy point of view, in area and arena after area and arena, the United States is over-performing more than we ever have in terms of improvement for the lives of the American people,” Bachmann added, asserting that this a blessing from God that has directly resulted from Trump’s support for Israel.
“Guatemala was the second country to recognize Jerusalem as the capital,” she continued. “Since Guatemala made that decision to recognize Jerusalem, their economy has improved by 25 percent in one year. In one year! They know, without a shadow of a doubt, that God blessed their nation.”
According to the World Bank, Guatemala’s economy grew at a rate of 3.0 percent in in 2018—not 25 percent. The Guatemalan gross domestic product began growing at a similar rate long before the country moved its embassy to Israel. However, the World Bank also report that the Central American nation “has one of the highest inequality rates in Latin America, with some of the worst poverty, malnutrition and maternal-child mortality rates in the region.”