- On his show “The 700 Club” on Monday, Televangelist and Trump supporter Pat Robertson said, “I think it’s all over, I think the Electoral College has spoken.”
- The monologue contrasted sharply with Robertson’s continued support for Trump since 2016. Previously, Robertson endorsed Trump’s claims of fraud and called on God to intervene in the election.Â
- “You’ve had your day and it’s time to move on,” Robertson said.
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Televangelist and Trump ally Pat Robertson changed his tune on Monday about President Donald Trump, weeks after calling on God to intervene and tilt the election in Trump’s favor.
On his television show “The 700 Club,” Robertson delivered a monologue in which he challenged the president on a personal and political level. Weeks after publicly voicing support for Trump’s baseless claims of widespread voter fraud and urging Jesus to swing the election for Trump, Robertson gave a very different assessment of Trump.
“I think it’s all over, I think the Electoral College has spoken,” Robertson said. “And I don’t think the Biden corruption has been fully brought to fruition.”
Robertson proceeded to thank Trump for his tenure, saying that Trump has “done a marvelous job for the economy,” but also said, “he is very erratic, and he’s fired people and he’s fought people and he’s insulted people, and he keeps going down the line.”
“You know, with all his talent and the ability to be able to raise money and grow large crowds, the president still lives in an alternate reality,” Robertson said, laying into some of Trump’s most notorious lies, and telling Trump “it’s time to move on.”
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“He had the biggest crowd on Inauguration Day. He had more people than ever. He was the most popular of people – he saved NBC with ‘The Apprentice.’ You go down the line of things that really aren’t true,” Robertson said.
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Robertson acknowledged the mutual support that has existed between Trump and the evangelical community for years. “You know, people kept pointing to them, but because they loved him so much and he was so strong for the evangelicals – the evangelicals were with him all the way – but there was something about him that was good, that God placed him in that office for the time,” Robertson said.
In reconciling his perception of Trump, Robertson added, “And so, it’s a mixed bag,” he said. “And I think it would be well to say, ‘You’ve had your day and it’s time to move on.'”
When asked about a potential 2024 Trump run, Robertson said, “I think it’s a sideshow.”