Rick Perry: Trump is the 'chosen one' sent by God to lead us like King David (VIDEO)

Energy Secretary Rick Perry held an interview with Fox News over the weekend and said that he thinks President Donald Trump has been sent here by God to lead America.

“God’s used imperfect people all through history. King David wasn’t perfect, Saul wasn’t perfect, Solomon wasn’t perfect.”

Perry went on to say that he handed Trump “a little one-pager on those Old Testament kings about a month ago. I shared it with him and said, ‘Mr. President, I know there are people that say you said you were the chosen one and I said, ‘You were,'” Perry noted. “I said, ‘If you’re a believing Christian, you understand God’s plan for the people who rule and judge over us on this planet in our government.'”

It is very odd that we're hearing this all of a sudden from the former Governor of Texas. He once called Trump a cancer on conservatism. He made these comments shortly after Trump announced his run for president. Then Trump named Perry as his Energy Secretary. Why the change now?

"Let no one be mistaken Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised, and discarded," Perry said during a speech in Washington, D.C. in July 2015. "It cannot be pacified or ignored for it will destroy a set of principles that has lifted more people out of poverty than any force in the history of the civilized world and that is the cause of conservatism."

Of course - Trump has even referred to himself as "the chosen one" in front of White House press reporters, so it's helpful to have a supporting cabinet. He later claimed he was "joking" but Perry thinks he really is, or he's just saying it for political reasons.

If that's not enough, just last month Trump was given "supernatural powers" by Pastor Andrew Brunson. Yes, really.

"I ask that you give the president supernatural discernment, to know who is trustworthy, and who is not."

All of this may be by design, though. The New York Times' Paul Krugman has a theory: God is now Trump's co-conspirator. He was referring to Attorney General William Barr's speech that pitted non-religious Americans against Trump, as well as the administration's interesting approach to God.

“Pardon my cynicism, but I seriously doubt that Barr, whose boss must be the least godly man ever to occupy the White House, has suddenly realized to his horror that America is becoming more secular. No, this outburst of God-talk is surely a response to the way the walls are closing in on Trump, the high likelihood that he will be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors.”