When you’ve lost Pat Robertson, you’ve lost… well, nothing of particular value, but it’s always noteworthy when the evangelist says something sensible because of how rare it is.
Yesterday, Robertson said on The 700 Club that Donald Trump was botching his response to the protests against police brutality.
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
… 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’m ready to send in military troops if the nation’s governors don’t act to quell the violence that has rocked American cities. Matter of fact, he spoke of them as being jerks. You just don’t do that, Mr. President! It isn’t cool!
Nobody understands coolness like a 90-year-old televangelist.
But, hey, he got this one right. Just like when he called for a ban on assault weapons, wanted to revise our broken drug laws because “criminalizing the possession of a few ounces of pot” was idiotic, and mocked Young Earth Creationists.
Keep in mind that Robertson has been generally pro-Trump. His mild criticism here doesn’t mean he’s calling on evangelicals to ditch Trump in 2020. Don’t give Robertson too much credit. He did the bare minimum. But it’s still more of a rebuke than anything most elected Republicans will offer.
(via Right Wing Watch)