Investigators are still working on determining what Stephen Paddock’s motives were in the Sunday shooting massacre in Las Vegas, but it turns out Pat Robertson has it all figured out.
Pat Robertson, the lead nut-job on The 700 Club, is always spouting his lunatic Christian-drenched understanding of current events, and this segment from Monday’s show is no exception.
So what does Robertson say caused the Las Vegas shooting? He blames it on a lack of respect for President Donald Trump:
“There is a profound disrespect for our president, all across this nation they say terrible things about him. It’s in the news, it’s in other places.”
Well, yes, lots of people say terrible things about Donald Trump because he is terrible, but what about all the mass shootings that happened before Trump took office? Why is this one suddenly about disrespecting the president?
Robertson then expands upon what he thinks is the cause of the shooting:
“There is disrespect now for our national anthem, disrespect for our veterans, disrespect for the institutions of government, disrespect for the court system. All the way up and down the line, disrespect.”
Wow, he sure likes saying “disrespect.” But it really is not Pat Robertson-level crazy without bringing God and Jesus into the equation, and Robertson did not disappoint there.
“When there is no vision of God, the people run amok. And we have taken from the American people the vision of God, the whole idea of reward and punishment, an ultimate judge of all our actions, we’ve taken that away. When there is no vision of God, the people run amok.”
So, people insulting Donald Trump, and kneeling during the national anthem to protest systemic racial inequality, and an absence of “the vision of God” have all conspired to motivate Stephen Paddock to attack the crowd at a music festival. Right, got it, Pat. Time to call off the FBI, this one is solved.
If you would like to peruse more of the bat-shit crazy things that Pat Robertson has said, you can find a list on Ranker here.
As of right now, the real motives behind Paddock’s rampage remain a mystery, but hopefully as the investigation continues more information will come to light.