Christian con artist and professional Trump sycophant Lance Wallnau is once again ascribing the most mundane of events to God punishing anyone who is critical of the Mango Mussolini. He says God caused the stock market to drop to punish those CEOs who were critical of Trump’s handling of the Charlottesville violence.
So why didn’t he only drop the stock prices of those companies whose CEOs quit Trump’s councils? Like 3M, for instance, whose CEO quit the manufacturing council on Wednesday morning, but that company’s stock finished up at the end of the day. Or Campbell’s Soup, whose CEO did the same thing at the same time but their stock price remained exactly the same. And Merck, whose CEO not only quit but wrote a scathing public letter about it, finished up that day as well.
Wallnau was outraged by the fact that several business leaders had resigned from presidential advisory councils in protest of Trump’s comments in the wake of the violence that had occurred at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, which ultimately forced Trump to disband the councils entirely.
“They insulted the president and his base,” Wallnau declared. “It doesn’t surprise me [that] the stock market had its first setback today. That’s not a coincidence. That’s not a coincidence, that’s a prophetic response to the uprising and insult that came from these CEOs.”
“When those CEOs mocked Trump and made this a political issue, the judgment would come where their pocketbooks are,” he continued. “How fast does God sometimes settle accounts.”
As usual, Wallnau plays fast and loose with the facts. The claim that “the stock market had its first setback” is absurd. The stock market has gone down many days since Trump took office. And I’m sure Wallnau could go through and look at every single one of those days and concoct some rationale for what message God was sending those days, but that’s really the whole point: You can invent any such excuse you want about virtually everything, none of them having a shred of evidence for them. The only thing that prevents it is the intelligence of one’s audience, which means he can safely go on making such claims forever.