Pat Robertson is fed up with all the lies the liberal media is spreading about Donald Trump, and he made that extremely clear during a monologue on today’s episode of The 700 Club:
On “The 700 Club” today, Robertson fumed about “the garbage that gets written” about Trump, saying that the media is “just not truthful anymore.”
“The journalists are not careful,” he said. “They don’t do their research, they don’t have a background, and they don’t try to get the facts. They pick up something and they run with it. I’ve seen it over and over and over again and it’s sloppy journalism.”
Okay, okay, conservatives love to whine about how professional journalists don’t know how to journalist. But can he give us an example? Sure! Just look at the controversy from last month in which news outlets suggested Trump referred to immigrants as “animals.” That wasn’t true! argued Robertson, adding that Trump was obviously referring to the MS-13 gang.
“There wasn’t any question,” Robertson claimed. “Trump said, quote, ‘MS-13 are animals.’ They are vicious killers and he was describing them. The press picked up on that and some writers some writers began to say the president was saying that immigrants are animals. He said no such thing … It was so clear that he was describing a criminal gang of people who are murdering folks.”
Here’s the actual exchange in which Trump made those comments, directly from the White House’s website. See if you can find the phrase, quote, “MS-13 are animals.”
THE PRESIDENT: We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in — and we’re stopping a lot of them — but we’re taking people out of the country. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals. And we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before. And because of the weak laws, they come in fast, we get them, we release them, we get them again, we bring them out. It’s crazy.
The dumbest laws — as I said before, the dumbest laws on immigration in the world…
Not only does the phrase not appear in the remarks, it’s reasonable to think Trump was referring to a much larger group of immigrants than ones belonging to a singular criminal gang.
So Pat Robertson, in an effort to discredit the media for telling lies about Trump, told a lie about Trump.
And then he capped it off with a comparison of Trump to Jesus:
“Jesus had his words distorted,” Robertson said. “It’s the same sort of thing that has been going on for 2,000 years.”
Nobody needs to distort Trump’s words to make him look awful. The actual transcripts and videos do that on their own.
Robertson needs a colonoscopy. It’ll help him get to the bottom of all the hot air coming out of his ass.
(via Right Wing Watch)