Renown evangelical televangelist and host of the 700 Club Pat Robertson shocked friends and foes alike on Monday when he turned on President Trump, who he had frequently backed during the past 4 years.
Robertson backed Joe Biden’s claims of victory in the November Presidential election while going on to claim that President Trump is now delusional and ‘living in an alternate reality.’
Televangelist Pat Robertson declares that Biden will be president and that Trump "lives in an alternate reality," "is very erratic," and should not run again in 2024: "You've had your day and it's time to move on." pic.twitter.com/2WYCZOSNTO
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As Yahoo News reports:
Televangelist Pat Robertson acknowledged on Monday’s 700 Club that President-elect Joe Biden won, predicted “we’ll be seeing a President Kamala Harris not too long after the inauguration of President Biden,” and said it’s time for President Trump to concede and retire from politics. Robertson, a leading voice of the religious right since the 1980s, has generally — though not always — backed Trump, along with most other prominent evangelical Christian leaders.
After conceding that Biden will take office and predicting he will either die or resign before too long, Robertson said “it would be a mistake” for Trump to run again in 2024. “My money would be on Nikki Haley,” he added. “I think she’d make a tremendous candidate for the Republican Party.” Robertson then offered a sober assessment of Trump.
“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. “He really does. People say, ‘Well, he lies about this, that, and the other.’ But no, he isn’t lying; to him, that’s the truth.” He said Trump has “done a marvelous job for the economy, but at the same time 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.” With Trump, “it’s a mixed bag,” Robertson said, “and I think it would be well to say, ‘You’ve had your day and it’s time to move on.'”