If you thought 2020 was bad! Pat Robertson says a period of violence will follow a Trump election win… and then an asteroid will hit earth
- Pat Robertson, 90, has said Donald Trump will win the election ‘without question’
- He warned of violence in the vote’s wake then years of ‘extraordinary’ peace
- After that, an asteroid strike would hit the Earth ‘maybe’ bringing ‘the end’
- This is at least the third time the elderly preacher has predicted the world’s end
A televangelist has claimed that God told him President Donald Trump will win the upcoming election but that five years later an asteroid will hit Earth ‘maybe’ bringing an end to life on the planet.
Pat Robertson told religious programme The 700 Club on Tuesday that Trump would win the November 3 election ‘without question’ but urged viewers to vote irregardless.
‘Trump is going to win the election,’ the founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network said.
‘That doesn’t mean you sit home and don’t vote. That means you get out and do everything you can to work, but he’s going to win. That’s, I think, a given.’
Televangelist Pat Robertson claimed that God told him Donald Trump would win the November 3 presidential election ‘without question’ but warned that the world may end soon after. This is not the first time Robertson has predicted the world’s end
Robertson’s claims contradict the majority of opinion polls, which show Democratic candidate Joe Biden several points ahead of the incumbent Trump with just two weeks to go until election day.
During his appearance on the programme, the 90-year-old also issued a grim warning that the election would be followed by violence.
He specifically mentioned civil unrest, at least two assassination attempts against Trump and a war against Israel that he claimed would be ‘put down by God.’
Robertson, 90, is one of America’s most prominent televangelists. He campaigned on behalf of Trump in the 2016 election
Robertson’s so-called ‘prophecy’ took a turn for the bizarre when he said that there would be ‘at least five years or more of extraordinary peace’ on Earth before an asteroid strikes the globe.
‘What I think frankly is the only thing that will fulfil the word of Jesus… is some kind of asteroid strike on the globe,’ he said.
‘It’s sudden destruction. It’s not going to be some nuclear war. We’re not going to be allowed to blow this Earth up.’
The elderly preacher said that ‘the end’ may come after the asteroid strike.
This is at least the third time Robertson has predicted the end of the world, according to USA Today.
In 1976 he said the world would end in 1982 before changing his mind, writing in his 1990 book The New Millennium that the world would end on April 29, 2007.
Aside from the asteroid comments, Robertson’s ‘prophecy’ largely overlaps with Trump’s own policies.
Twice-divorced Trump has made concerted efforts to woo America’s evangelical Christians, including infamously using tear gas to disperse Black Lives Matter protests in order to do a photo-op holding a Bible outside a church
The president has strongly criticised protests by the Black Lives Matter movement in recent months and has pursued a markedly pro-Israel policy since taking office.
Twice-divorced Trump enjoys widespread support among America’s evangelical Christians.
He has made efforts to woo the conservative group in the past, including infamously dispersing protesters with tear gas in order to pose in front of a church with a Bible.
Robertson – who has frequently courted controversy with sexist, Islamophobic comments and frequently denigrating LGBTQ people – campaigned for Trump in the 2016 election.
No stranger to politics, previously warned Trump that he risked ‘losing the mandate of heaven’ over a decision to pull US troops out of northern Syria.