Pat Robertson: Attacks on Trump Are 'Satanic'

Michael W. Chapman | March 1, 2017 | 1:50pm EST
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Evangelist Pat Robertson, host of

The 700 Club.  ( 

Commenting on the many entities critical of President Donald Trump -- liberals, the media, Hollywood, certain politicians -- Christian Broadcasting Network founder and 700 Club host Pat Robertson said some of the attacks were "satanic," spiritually based, and that some people want to "destroy America."

On the Feb. 28 edition of The 700 Club, co-host Wendy Griffith read a question from a viewer who asked, "Why do so many hate President Trump ... and want him out?"

Pat Robertson, a Baptist minister, said, “There’s a desire on the part of some, and I think it’s satanic, it really is spiritual, to destroy America."

"America is the great hope of the world," said Robertson. "If America goes down, the lamp of freedom goes out. There’s no other champion of freedom anywhere in the world and we would be engulfed in chaos."

Robertson continued,  “We were heading that way. Obama was bringing it on. Another four or eight years of Obama-style government and we would have been consumed with a socialist mentality and the freedom that we’ve enjoyed would be blotted out, so God gave us a reprieve and this thing is spiritual."

"It really is spiritual," he said. "We need this land, it’s so important. I counsel you: Pray for this nation, pray for the president, pray for this nation. What’s being done against him [Trump] surpasses—it’s not human, it’s a spiritual thing."

Robertson, 86, is the chancellor and CEO of Regent University and chairman of CBN. He is married and has four children. 

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