White House: Robertson’s Haiti Comment ‘Utterly Stupid’
Posted on Jan 14, 2010
Televangelist Pat Robertson’s post-earthquake commentary about Haiti—more specifically concerning the island nation’s alleged pact with Satan—has drawn fire from multiple directions, and now the White House has weighed in via spokesman Robert Gibbs. Meanwhile, CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network), which ran “The 700 Club” clip featuring Robertson’s statement, is in backpedaling mode.
AFP via Google News:
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs rejected those comments at his daily press briefing, hours after Obama told Haitians that they would not be forsaken or forgotten.
“It never ceases to amaze, that in times of amazing human suffering, somebody says something that could be so utterly stupid,” Gibbs said. “But it, like clockwork, happens with some regularity.”
Here we see Robertson, mid-gaffe, on Wednesday’s telecast of “The 700 Club.”