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Pat Robertson gives up on Trump: “You’ve had your day and it’s time to move on”

Televangelist Pat Robertson
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Televangelist Pat Robertson is no longer supporting Donald Trump’s attempts to take the presidency, even though he supported Trump for weeks after he lost the election.

“I think it’s all over,” Robertson said on The 700 Club. “I think the Electoral College has spoken…. and I don’t think the Supreme Court is going to move in to do anything. And I think we’re going to see a President Biden and I also think we’ll be seeing a President Kamala Harris not too long after the inauguration of President Biden.”

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He said that Trump “lives in an alternate reality, he really does” and that he doesn’t lie so much as “to him that’s the truth.”

Robertson claims that Evangelicals “loved him so much” and that Trump did a “marvelous job,” but that he was also “very erratic” and “fired people… fought people… insulted people,” so “it’s a mixed bag.”

But the televangelist does not believe Trump should run in 2024: “You’ve had your day and it’s time to move on.”

Just before the election, Robertson predicted that Trump would win and that his win would lead to a world war which would be followed by “a remarkable time of peace,” before resulting in the End Times.

In the weeks following the election, though, Robertson had trouble accepting the results and prayed that people would be free from the “delusion” that Biden won the election, a delusion he blamed on Satan.

“In the name of Jesus, I bind the spirit of delusion that has come across our land,” he said in late November. “We will not surrender our nation. We will not give up this great country.”

And earlier this month, Robertson prayed to Jesus to “expose” Biden’s “fraud” in the election and prevent the U.S. from turning into “something socialist.” There is no evidence of massive election fraud.

“It sickens you and we have got to declare it,” Robertson said, “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.”