says he needs to use THREE private jets because 'demonic environment on commercial flights are not good for a preacher'
- Kenneth Copeland defends using three private jets in an Inside Edition interview
- In 2016 he called flying commercial getting in 'a long tube with demons'
- The 82-year-old claims he wasn't talking about the people on planes
- But he said watching someone get dragged off a plane made him want to punch
- He asked: 'Do you think that's a good environment for a preacher to be?' and said: 'I can't be doing that when I'm getting ready to preach!'
- Flying commercial meant 'he could no longer do what I was called to do' and hinted a risk he may lose his luggage was a concern
- He defended hanging onto his estimated $760M wealth because he invested $25M in 2018 and says Jewish people 'believe in wealth'
- Last year purchased a $3million Gulfstream V private jet from actor Tyler Perry
Televangelist Kenneth Copeland has appeared in a bizarre interview where he defends using three private jets to travel the world after previously claiming he didn't want to fly commercial with 'demons'.
The 82-year-old's chat with Inside Edition features him angrily pointing and staring the interviewer in one of the instances where he flares up after being confronted about his lavish lifestyle.
But at other moments Copeland has a cheerful demeanor and deflects questions by complimenting her on her eyes, praying for her, and even kissing her hand.
Lisa Guerrero caught up with Copeland – estimated to be worth $760million in October 2018 – after he last year purchased a $3million Gulfstream V private jet from producer and actor Tyler Perry.
When she addresses how on his Believer's Voice of Victory TV show in 2016 Copeland called flying commercial to be similar to getting in 'a long tube with a bunch of demons', he turns angry.
She asks: 'Do you really believe that human beings are demons'.
In response, Copeland points and snaps back: 'No I did not and don't you ever say I did.'
He then grits his teeth as he explains how watching marshals drag a passenger off a plane – seemingly referring to an April 2017 United incident – made him so mad.
Using it as an example for why he take the plusher option, he asked: 'Do you think that's a good environment for a preacher to be?'
Copeland says it riled him up so much: 'I wanted to go punch that guy myself. I can't be doing that when I'm getting ready to preach!'
'I could no longer do what I was called to do when I get on the airlines and besides that I need my clothes when I get there.'
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