(CNN) – Telepreacher Pat Robertson, a prominent conservative supporter of Donald Trump, said Monday that the president lives in an “ alternate reality ” and that he must “ move on ” with his 2020 election defeat.
“With all his talent and ability to raise money and draw large crowds, the president is still living in an alternate reality,” Robertson said in “The 700 Club on Monday.” He really lives that way. People say, “Well, lie about this, that, and the other.” But he is not lying. For him, that’s the truth, ” he added.
Robertson, who prayed for Trump’s 2020 victory and once suggested that whoever ‘rebels’ against Trump ‘is rebelling against God’s plan for America’, is joining a growing list of prominent conservatives who are telling Trump it’s time to get clear. to accept electoral defeat. In particular, Robertson is a uniquely influential figure among evangelicals, a crucial part of the president’s foundation.
Trump has “done a great job for the economy,” Pat Robertson said Monday, but said it is “very erratic.”
“He’s fired people, he’s fought people and insulted people, and he keeps moving forward. So it’s a mixed bag, ”Robertson said of the president. “And I think it would be nice to say, ‘You’ve had your moment of success and it’s time to move on.’
It also raised doubts about Trump’s attempts to reverse the election results.
“He had prayed and hoped there was a better solution, but I think it’s all over,” said Pat Robertson, who previously said God told him Trump would win the 2020 election.
Pat Robertson looks to 2024
“I think the Electoral College has spoken. I think Biden’s corruption has not fully come out, but it doesn’t seem to affect the Electoral College and I don’t think the Supreme Court will do anything and I think we’ll see a President (Joe) Biden, and I also think that we will see Kamala Harris as president not long after President Biden takes office. ‘
Pat Robertson also said it would be a “mistake” for Trump to flee in 2024, naming Trump’s former US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley instead as a possible successor.
‘I think it is a secondary performance. I think it would be a mistake. My bet would be Nikki Haley. I think I would be a great candidate for the Republican Party, ”he said.
A growing list of Trump supporters has prompted the president to accept the election results, especially in light of the Electoral College’s reaffirmation of Biden’s victory last week. Last month, Trump’s conservative radio ally Hugh Hewitt wrote in The Washington Post that “Trump won for everyone in the party except himself in 2020 and now needs to” look ahead. ” Geraldo Rivera, a Fox News correspondent and longtime friend of Trump, urged the president to “say goodbye with grace (and) dignity” and said “it’s over.”