Televangelist Pat Robertson says he believes Biden won the election and distances himself from Trump: 'You've had your day, and it's time to move on'

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Pat Robertson criticized President Donald Trump on Monday. Win McNamee / Getty Images
  • On his show "The 700 Club" on Monday, the televangelist Pat Robertson said, "I think it's all over — I think the Electoral College has spoken."

  • The monologue contrasted sharply with Robertson's continued support for President Donald Trump since 2016. Previously, Robertson endorsed Trump's claims of fraud and called on God to intervene in the 2020 US election.

  • "You've had your day, and it's time to move on," Robertson said.

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The televangelist Pat Robertson changed his tune Monday about President Donald Trump, weeks after calling on God to intervene and tilt the 2020 US election in Trump's favor.

On his television show "The 700 Club," Robertson delivered a monologue in which he challenged the president on a personal and political level. Weeks after publicly voicing support for Trump's baseless claims of widespread voter fraud and urging Jesus to swing the election for Trump, Robertson gave a very different assessment.

"I think it's all over - I think the Electoral College has spoken," Robertson said. "And I don't think the Biden corruption has been fully brought to fruition."

Robertson proceeded to thank Trump for his tenure, saying Trump had "done a marvelous job for the economy" but adding that he was "very erratic, and he's fired people and he's fought people and he's insulted people, and he keeps going down the line."

"You know, with all his talent and the ability to be able to raise money and grow large crowds, the president still lives in an alternate reality," Robertson added, laying into some of Trump's most notorious lies and telling Trump "it's time to move on."

"He had the biggest crowd on Inauguration Day," Robertson said, referring to the false claim that became one of the earliest talking points of Trump's presidency. "He had more people than ever. He was the most popular of people - he saved NBC with 'The Apprentice.' You go down the line of things that really aren't true."

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Robertson acknowledged the years of mutual support between Trump and the evangelical community. "You know, people kept pointing to them, but because they loved him so much and he was so strong for the evangelicals - the evangelicals were with him all the way - but there was something about him that was good, that God placed him in that office for the time," Robertson said.

In reconciling his perception of Trump, Robertson added, "And so, it's a mixed bag," he said. "And I think it would be well to say, 'You've had your day and it's time to move on.'"

When asked about a potential 2024 Trump run, Robertson said, "I think it's a sideshow."

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