Did God Appoint Trump?
Over and over again since the 2016 election, American evangelical leaders--both political and religious--have claimed both (1) that President Donald Trump is "the chosen one" who is "sent by God" to lead America, and (2) that resisting Trump's policy is akin to resisting God. Most recently, Trump himself has been retweeting claims that he was, in fact, "heaven sent."
The Evidence In Favor
The primary evidence evangelicals point to is Paul, in his Epistle to the Romans, saying:
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists authority resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. (Rom. 13: 1-2, NRSV)