Obama’s Presidency Is in God’s Plan, Don King Says

By Nicholas Ballasy | February 13, 2009 | 5:25 PM EST

(CNSNews.com) - Professional boxing promoter Don King told CNSNews.com that Barack Obama’s election to the presidency is part of God’s plan and that America is the greatest country in the world.

“You got to recognize and appreciate [Obama] being the first American to be elected that happens to be black, rather than the first black American. All 44 [presidents] been Americans, so that’s unanimous,” said King. “So, the 44th will be an American named Barack Obama who incidentally happens to be black.”

“So, look at the fervor. Look at the excitement. Look at how many of them be – all 43 of them, you know what I mean? The least of them -- that’s what God said, what Jesus said. You know, the least of them were leaders,” said King. “ ... So you’ve got to be able to understand that God’s in this plan, ‘cause it would have never happened.”

King endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president in 2008 and told CNSNews.com at the "Hip Hop Summit" inaugural ball that he sees a spiritual connection to Obama’s election as president.

“Absolutely, everything we do in America has that religious fervor to it,” said King, “and when we lost our way, that’s when everybody started to cry, ‘Yankee imperialist, Yankee bully’ – all of the those types of things around the world,  and I’ve traveled the world so I know. So, now it’s a healing process and a hope process that’s in action right now that is unincredible – unparallel in mankind.

“So, what we’re going to do now is utilize that by working together, each one of us sacrifice, suffering and redemption comes from sacrificial. You know what I mean? So, you’ve got to be able to do this and we work this way, man, and we got a winner,” said King.  
“This is the greatest country in the world, because no other one has the pronouncement that we have. We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” he said.
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