Televangelist Pat Robertson Says Trump 'Lives in an Alternate Reality,' Biden Won

Pat Robertson—the televangelist who suggested that Donald Trump would secure another term in office by divine intervention, despite losing the popular vote—shared a new perspective about the election's outcome during a recent episode of his syndicated Christian talk show series, The 700 Club. In a marked departure from past remarks, Robertson told viewers that Trump "lives in an alternate reality" and acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden's win in the aftermath of November's race.

"I think it's all over. I think the Electoral College has spoken," said Robertson, in a video clip from The 700 Club that turned heads on Twitter Monday afternoon. While the former minister and continued television personality went on to mention "Biden corruption" that "has not totally been brought to fruition," he ultimately encouraged audiences to recognize that further actions pursued by the Trump campaign will most likely prove futile.

"I don't think the Supreme Court is going to move in to do anything," Robertson noted in the talk show segment, referencing a new case seeking to challenge election results in Pennsylvania, a critical battleground state that Biden won in November.

"With all his talent and the ability to raise money and draw large crowds, the president still lives in an alternate reality. He really does," the evangelical figure said later. "He's done a marvelous job for the economy, but at the same time, he is very erratic...So, it's a mixed bag."

Pat Robertson, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani
Conservative televangelist Pat Robertson, who previously supported Donald Trump's reelection, suggested the sitting president "lives in an alternate reality" and described him as "very erratic" in new televised comments. Here, Robertson announces his endorsement of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for the Republican presidential nomination at the National Press Club November 7, 2007 in Washington, DC Chip Somodevilla/Getty

The Trump campaign announced its latest petition to the Supreme Court on Sunday. Following a wave of unsuccessful lawsuits that sought to undermine ballot counts across the country, including several filed in Pennsylvania, the campaign said its new petition asks the court to reverse laws pertaining to the state's absentee ballot procedures.

"The petition seeks all appropriate remedies, including vacating the appointment of electors committed to Joseph Biden and allowing the Pennsylvania General Assembly to select their replacements," the statement read.

More than six weeks after Election Day, Trump has not conceded the presidency to Biden and insists that voter fraud cost him reelection. The sitting president and his campaign's varied claims of election misconduct are unsubstantiated, and a majority of lawsuits were dismissed for lack of evidence.

While a handful of Trump's supporters still back his campaign's baseless allegations, many have publicly acknowledged Biden's election victory. Robertson's latest comments showed a fairly sharp reversal from those articulated less than two weeks ago, before electoral vote were cast, when he urged followers to "declare that God almighty is not going to let this great nation of ours be taken over by fraud" and insisted "that the Lord himself will intervene before this country turns into something socialist."

Newsweek reached out to the Trump campaign for comment but did not receive a reply in time for publication.