Pastor Todd Coconato, a staunch supporter of Donald Trump, believes the former president may return to the Oval Office, in part, because God is in control of America’s leadership.
Coconato, president of the Religious Liberties Coalition, regularly speaks out about the “stolen” election and has pushed people not to give up praying for change. During a now-deleted live stream posted to YouTube on Wednesday, Coconato acknowledged that Joe Biden was president, but said he believes Trump will serve another term.
“People say, ‘Well, you still think President Trump might become president again?'” Coconato said during Wednesday’s live stream. “I do, because I prayed about it, and I’ll tell you what God said to me was kind of shocking.”
Coconato prayed, he said, about whether Trump would ever return to the Oval Office, and God reminded him “he’s the one that chooses the leadership, not us.” God, he said, allows “certain things to happen, but he also responds to the prayers of the righteous.”
Since God told him Trump has the “mantle of leadership,” Coconato said on Wednesday’s live stream, Biden being in the White House is “confusing to saints.” He said people are questioning if he’s “really the president,” but since he’s “clearly” the president of the United States, he asked God if people are to “doubt” that.
“And God said, ‘It’s about the mantle, the mantle of anointing, which is on President Trump, not Biden,” Coconato said.
The pastor took a slightly less optimistic view of Trump’s return when speaking with Newsweek via email. He acknowledged Trump may become president if he runs again, but said it “really depends if he is feeling up” to making the bid for the White House.