Politics

While acknowledging Biden’s victory, Pat Robertson turned the conspiracy theory script upside down

He is now touting that Joe Biden is simply a placeholder for the real President – Kamala Harris.

December 22, 2020

| 5:47 pm

Two weeks before the election, televangelist and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Robertson said that God had spoken to him personally to say that “There is no question that Trump will win the election. “One week after the election, Robertson said, that “God will stop the theft of our choice” using the Supreme Court as His divine tool to rule in favor of a lawsuit in Texas. On Monday Robertson changed its melody Again, it is time for Trump to accept Biden’s victory and move on.

While some applaud Robertson for acknowledging reality, he advocates a conspiracy theory that prevails among the right. The 90-year-old said: “I also think we will see President Kamala Harris shortly after President Biden takes office.”

It’s always difficult to pinpoint exactly where this type of nonsense started. But among the lies Trump told during the election campaign were those that Biden was weak and mentally retarded (which was nothing more than projection). At a rally in September the President did imitated Biden Saying, “I’m getting tired. I would like to rest. I would like to let Kamala take over as president. “

In October, when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was discussing laws to clarify the implementation of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution after Trump’s hospitalization for COVID-19, the president’s campaign produced a television advertisement titled “President Kamala?”

The idea that Biden is merely a placeholder for a Harris presidency has been promoted by many of the common suspects involved in conspiracy theories such as: InfoWars and the Daily caller. It’s likely to gain momentum as we near inauguration day, especially from those who have finally accepted Trump’s defeat.

This is not the first time conspiracy theorists have attacked the first black woman to be elected vice president. First, they revised the birth lie about Obama to point out that Harris, whose parents were immigrants, is not a candidate for the office – despite being born in Oakland. That was just one of several lies disseminated through the elected vice-president.

While Trump and his makers have mistakenly labeled Biden as corrupt and mentally inadequate, it is simply not credible to call the elected president a “radical socialist”. After all, Biden is an elderly white man from Scranton who has built a reputation as a moderate Democrat for over 40 years in office. In other words, the president-elect is not a purposeful villain. Harris, on the other hand, checks all the boxes: She’s a black woman from California – the state that conservatives consider the bastion of socialism in America.

For years, Republicans have nurtured nostalgia for a mythical past dominated by white men in order to maintain their base. Kamala Devi Harris is more than Barack Hussein Obama and represents everything you fear about a changing America. Without that fear, Republicans have nothing.

Even when Pat Robertson finally admitted that Biden is the president-elect, he turned the script of conspiracy theory away from electoral fraud to improve on the fact that Biden is simply a placeholder for the real president – Kamala Harris.

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