The religious connotation in politics is growing in both Turkey and the USA. Here, we take a look at what it means for the two leaders.
Rogue US President Donald Trump is surely praying to some deities that he does not get impeached. And this is not the only religious reference we can make in this hectic episode at the White House.
In Turkey Trump is seen as a back-stabber (which means he was a friend who later betrayed Turkey’s trust). In Ankara, President Tayyip Erdogan would lead a congregation of morning prayers.
Erdogan may indeed pray that Trump is learning a lesson with the back-stabbing from his ex-lawyer.
Both Erdogan and Trump says they believe in God. We do not know which God Trump follows, but he is a believer. Whether he prays like ordinary people or not, we have no idea.
But we have seen Erdogan leading a prayer in Turkey. A successful one indeed. He won the elections after leading a prayer designed to make him a winner. He and his followers made ‘Doa’ or special prayer directly to Allah.
Back in the USA, where Trump is not known for kneeling in front of his God to pray. what are his supporters doing?
They prayed a lot for Trump. See the videos below:
The significance of prayers in modern American politics is part of ‘doomsday’ or ‘end of the world’ scenarios.
WFTV this year started a series of articles that focus on these scenarios in both the Muslim and Christian worlds.
We will also look into the Jewish, Buddist and Hindu world. But the interesting ones are from America, would you not agree? Trump won the elections ‘after his supporters prayed’ some would say.
This happened while Hilary Clinton supporters – more secular than the Trump supporters – danced.
But Trump and Erdogan are not the only leaders praying. Oh, but we did not hear of Trump praying. Perhaps he leaves it to his supporters.
Nevertheless, there are many other people who are praying hard to wade-off witchcraft attacks against Trump, while others are hardly praying like Trump perhaps.
An Alabama pastor asks church to pray for Trump, against witchcraft attacking him..
“It’s time to pray for the president,” said Pastor John A. Kilpatrick quoting 2 Kings 9:22, which attributes witchcraft to Jezebel.
“When Elijah faced Jezebel, he was facing witchcraft. What’s happening right now in America, is witchcraft’s trying to take this country over. It’s witchcraft that’s trying to take America back over.”
A video of the sermon highlighting the mention of witchcraft against Trump has more than 100,000 views on social media.