Televangelist Pat Robertson called on God to save Donald Trump during his 700 Club television show, supposedly to prevent a socialist takeover of America.
Robertson was repeating unfounded claims of voter fraud being pushed by Republicans on the show. Several religious right leaders have also been spreading the conspiracy theory, perhaps in an attempt to exonerate their earlier “prophesies” that Trump would easily win the presidential election because he was blessed by God.
“We must declare that God Almighty is not going to let this great nation of ours be taken over by fraud,” Robertson insisted. “This is too important in the history of the world, and we as his servants must declare we are not going to let this happen, we are going to declare in the name of the lord that this fraud will be exposed.”
There is no evidence of voter fraud. The Trump campaign has launched dozens of losing lawsuits that have been thrown out of court for, well, lack of evidence. The Justice Department and national security officials have also publicly declared that the elections were “safe and secure.”
“It sickens you and we have got to declare it,” Robertson continued, “in the name of the Lord, to say we declare in Jesus’ name, this fraud will not stand and it will be exposed and that the Lord himself will intervene before this country turns into something socialist.”