Paul Begley, one of a seemingly endless number of self-declared “prophets” popping up like a game of Christian whack-a-mole these days, went on the show of conspiracy crackpot Sheila Zilinsky and said that Melania Trump was so convinced the Obamas were demonic that she had the whole White House exorcised before moving in.
“The first lady, in that five hours when the Obamas and the Trumps went down to the Capitol and Trump was being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States,” Begley claimed, “Melania Trump said to her husband, ‘I’m not going to go into that White House unless it has been completely exorcised.’”
Claiming that when the Obamas lived there, the White House was filled with “all kinds of idol gods and images and all kinds of artifacts in there that were demonic,” Begley claimed that “Melania said, ‘You’ve got to get all of that out of there and send in some preachers and priests to go in and cleanse the White House or I will not spend on night in it.’”
“During that five hours when they were ripping out carpets and changing drapes,” Begley said, “there were people in there packing up every idol. The only thing that was left, Sheila, was one cross on one wall. They cleansed the White House. They had people in there anointing it with oil and praying everywhere.”
He provides no evidence of this, of course, and the fact that he is who he is and he said this to Zilinsky suggests that we should take it with about 10-ton block of salt in the shape of Lot’s wife. Melania has never shown the slightest interest in religion that anyone knows of, much like her husband. Besides, among the people who would take this kind of thing seriously, evidence not only isn’t needed, it isn’t wanted either.