Plot Twist: In a stunning development televangelist Pat Robertson scolded President Donald Trump for his heavy handed and cruel response to the recent protests over the police killing of George Floyd.
Robertson made his surprising remarks condemning Trump’s threat to use the U.S. military on American civilians while appearing on his Christian television show “The 700 Club.”
There’s a purpose of everything under Heaven, we read in the Bible, and there is a time and it seems like now is the time to say, ‘I understand your pain. I want to comfort you. I think it’s time we love each other.’ But the president took a different course: He said, ‘I am the president of law and order.’ And he issued a heads-up. He said, ‘I am ready to send in military troops if the nation’s governors don’t act to quell the violence that has rocked American cities.’ As a matter of fact, he spoke of them as being ‘jerks.’
You just don’t do that, Mr. President! It isn’t cool!
Pat Robertson tells Trump that his response to the George Floyd protests “isn’t cool.” pic.twitter.com/vDBYxxUp10
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) June 2, 2020
Robertson’s attack on Trump is surprising because previously the conservative televangelist has been one of Trump’s biggest defenders. Indeed, in the past Robertson has gone so far as to argue that opposing Trump is Satanic, and that opposition to Trump is a revolt against God.
Many people were surprised by Robertson’s flip-flop. The following is a sample of those reactions:
Trump has managed to lose Ann Coulter and Pat Robertson. Soon the only people supporting him will be his 2 idiot sons who he doesn’t like and your racist relative you had to block on Facebook because he was always complaining about illegal immigrants stealing his job or whatever.
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) June 3, 2020
Imagine being such a monster that 900 year old Pat Robertson says your behavior is not cool.
— Victoria Brownworth #NoJusticeNoPeace (@VABVOX) June 2, 2020
Damn..Pat Robertson is a triple OG white supremacist.
So when he says Trump’s response to the anti-Black racism protests was wrong, that really says a lot about Trump. https://t.co/II23Rihd5O
— Tariq Nasheed �� (@tariqnasheed) June 3, 2020
When Pat Robertson is the voice of reason you’re in trouble https://t.co/zlqvBpoAfu
— Tom Segura AKA Mr. Ladybug (@tomsegura) June 3, 2020
I know 2020 has gone off the rails because I agree with Pat Robertson… https://t.co/LEEHJs5LRA
— Jonathan Merritt (@JonathanMerritt) June 3, 2020
When you’re not cool enough for Pat Robertson.@realDonaldTrump is a loser among losers.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) June 3, 2020
Bottom line: Televangelist Pat Robertson says President Donald Trump’s cruel response to the recent protests over the police killing of George Floyd “isn’t cool.”