Pat Robertson says that President Obama is a socialist who is out to destroy the United States.
Speaking on his show 700 Club on the Christian Broadcast Network, Pat Roberts accused the president of willfully tearing the nation apart.
Robertson’s comments, via The Huffington Post, were:
“[Obama] wouldn’t admit to being a socialist but that’s what it is. He has an agenda. Now Karl Rove was saying in an op-ed today that what the President is trying to do is set up the Republicans so they fight among themselves and therefore the party goes into disunity in the next election and Obama wins there. I don’t think he thinks that way. I think he thinks ideologically: ‘I must cripple the capitalist class; I must cripple the business owners; I must destroy the free enterprise system in America.'”
In an interview with Miami’s Noticias Univision 23, Obama bristled at allegations that he is moving the United States toward socialism.
“The truth of the matter is that my policies are so mainstream that if I had set the same policies that I had back in the 1980s, I would be considered a moderate Republican,” Obama said.
“I do believe that it makes sense that everyone in America, as rich as this country is, shouldn’t go bankrupt because someone gets sick, so the things I believe in are essentially the same things your viewers believe in,” Obama continued.
Pat Robertson is no stranger to controversial statements. Every few weeks the televangelist makes headlines for incendiary remarks made on the 700 Club. Last month he appeared to shrug off news of CIA Director David Petraeus’ affair, saying he’s “just a man.”