Winning Football Clubs, Donald Trump And The Magic Cloth
In a weird yet wonderful story published by Khaosodenglish.com, the english version of the popular Thailand lifestyle and news website, Abbott Thongchai has claimed to have helped Donald Trump to win the US presidential election by blessing him with the same winning powers that helped England’s Leicester City football club win the Premiere League. “President USA. Trump. Good luck. Win Win Win.” reads the purple cloth, blessed by the Abbot, which is inscribed with the date of the 29th August 2016. It was shown with a letter claiming it was sent by the director of a beauty school to Donald Trump.
The letter dated the 3rd November indicates the abbot prayed for Trump on the 8th November, the day of the US election, suggesting his powers might extend beyond linear time as well. On Friday he displayed one of many reproductions of the cloth which he has been giving away since they went into production in August, a temple representative said yesterday. Thongchai went on to brag that he had predicted Trump’s win six months earlier, before Trump had even won his the Republican Party nomination.
Earlier this year, the superstitious widely hailed Thongchai’s magic as a factor in Leicester City Football Club’s improbable win in the English Premiere League. His mojo failed to help the women’s national volleyball team soon thereafter, but that didn’t stop the Auditor General’s office from going to him to bless what it called a “corruption combating spirit cloth” to safeguard public funds.