Pat Robertson Says God Told Him Trump Would Be Reelected—and That It Would Bring About the End Times
Far-right televangelist Pat Robertson is known for spouting conspiracy theories from a digital pulpit, claiming gay people wear rings designed to infect others with HIV and that the 2010 Haiti earthquake was a result of a slave rebellion in 1791.
While many weren't surprised to hear Robertson claim that God told him Trump would win reelection in November, the caveat he offered was much more interesting.
Pat Robertson reports that he has been told by God that Trump will win reelection ... and it will bring about the beginning of the End Times. https://t.co/mH5ERpBFCs pic.twitter.com/8WcYGxR3eO
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) October 20, 2020
After claiming there's evidence of God returning to earth in "our lifetime," Robertson said:
"The next thing is the election that's coming up in just a few weeks, at which time—according to what I believe the lord told me—the President is going to be reelected. I'm saying by all means, get out and vote. Vote for whoever you want to vote for, but by all means, let your voice be heard, but it's going to lead to civil unrest of great proportions, then the lord gets to Israel and so forth and so on."
The claims generated a wealth of reactions, mostly deriding Robertson.
In 1976 Pat Robertson predicted that the world would end in October or November of 1982. In 1990 he wrote in a book that the world would be destroyed on April 29, 2007. Keep sending him money folks! https://t.co/ZJvKtZTcAX
— Seth Cotlar (@SethCotlar) October 20, 2020
Not really the selling point he thinks it is. https://t.co/h744fOu0RB
— kristen VOTE johnston (@thekjohnston) October 20, 2020
After Clinton's reelection in 1996 my church told me the world was ending in a few years because the president is a coward who would be easily manipulated by Satan.
A large portion of Christianity is political fanfiction. https://t.co/PRbLTGb7LY
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) October 20, 2020
Well the Goddess told me that he was going to lose and women are going to take over. https://t.co/E7QmAqrxlG
— Shannon is in FIGHT MODE (@Katpa73) October 20, 2020
False prophets like Pat Robertson are why I have left institutionalized religion
I still have faith in God
But when religion is used to justify or perpetuate cruelty and misogyny, it's time to go#IChooseAmericapic.twitter.com/8T41lgR5Xv
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) October 20, 2020
Pat Robertson has predicted the end of the world no less than three times. He also said the gays caused Katrina. Gays probably created by Tinky Winky from the Teletubbies.
If it's a god talking to him, it's Loki, and he's turning away from the phone to snicker every few minutes. https://t.co/XbpqN63KsF
— Richard Jeter (@MilesToGo13) October 20, 2020
Some did agree with him on one point: that a Trump reelection would usher in the end times.
Pat Robertson says God told him that Trump will be reelected and it will start the of the End Times.
Finally we agree on something, IF Trump is re-elected it will mean the end of times-also someone give him that person, woman, man, camera, tv test asap. pic.twitter.com/Syyan7eC0a
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) October 20, 2020
You heard it here first, folks: a vote for Trump is a vote for the end of the world https://t.co/kiaWAL7diy
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) October 20, 2020
How you gon tell people that the man you support is going to trigger the apocalypse AS AN ENDORSEMENT?!?! https://t.co/ke7dzkAXuU
— Luvvie is the #ProfessionalTroublemaker. PREORDER. (@Luvvie) October 20, 2020
The presidential election is on November 3rd, but early voting has already begun in at least 40 states.