The world’s first political consultant sat down recently for a rare interview. Here is a partial transcript.
Satan, I know that spreading evil in the name of God throughout the world keeps you awfully busy. Have you taken any interest in the presidential elections in the United States?
Of course. Where there is power, I take an interest.
Do you have a favorite presidential candidate?
It is too early for me to tip my hand, but I will say this. Vladamir Putin and I share many common interests.
Are you saying you endorse Trump? Putin speaks highly of him.
As Scripture says, I am more subtle than that. I cannot help but like Trump. He promotes bigotry, lies skillfully, belittles others, and worships money and power. All of that is in line with my agenda. His desire to kill innocents gives me a shiver of satisfaction.
But, you’re not ready to endorse him?
I am not laughing with delight as when the music died, but I am smiling. His plan to ban Muslims from the land of the free and the home of the brave certainly caught my attention. It is so perverse I cannot help but lust for his soul. And his fragrance, have you smelled it? Essence of musk with traces of burning sulfur and brimstone. Exquisite. And yet, I have reservations.
What would those reservations be?
I have this nagging feeling that he is too perfect. I suspect he is pandering to the evil voting bloc.
You don’t think he really believes what he says?
I do not care whether or not he believes it. He might, he might not. My concern is that if he is elected, he will start making deals with people other than me. As a candidate, he serves my purposes deliciously. As a president, he would be unpredictable.
You are afraid of Donald Trump?
Not afraid, just aware. I am concerned that, given a position with more power than he has now, he might stage a coup and claim my throne as Prince of Darkness and Father of Lies.