Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson had a special request during his pre-race prayer at the Sprint Cup Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night: He wants a "Jesus man in the White House."
Robertson started out the prayer by praising "bibles and guns," and went on to say he was "fixing to pray to the one who made that possible, reports Yahoo Sports.
"Father, thank you for founding our nation," Robertson said. "I pray father that we don't forget who brought us. You. Our faith in the blood of Jesus and his resurrection. Help us father to get back to that. Help us dear God understand that the men and women on my right, are the U.S. military. On my right and on my left. Our faith in you and the U.S. military is the reason we're still here. I pray Father that we put a Jesus man in the White House. Help us do that and help us all to repent to do what's right to love you more and to love each other."
Robertson didn't say who the "Jesus man" is he wants to win the election, but he has endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz's bid
for the GOP nomination.
"My qualifications for president of the United States are rather narrow," Robertson said when he endorsed Cruz in January. "Is he or she Godly? Does he or she love us? Can he or she do the job — and finally, would they kill a duck and put him in a pot and make him a good duck gumbo?"
"I've looked at the candidates," he said. "Ted Cruz is my man. He fits the bill."
Robertson's company, Duck Commander, took over the Texas race in 2014 from the National Rifle Association.
Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics.
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