Following the worst mass shooting in modern American history, televangelist Pat Robertson took to the airwaves to place the blame on the shooting not so much on the shooter himself as on the amount of “disrespect” being shown to President Donald Trump.
“Why is it happening?” Robertson said on The 700 Club. “You know, what I would like to give you is the fact that we have disrespect for authority, there is profound disrespect of our president all across this nation. they say terrible things about him. It’s in the news, in other places.”
During tonight’s broadcast of MSNBC’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews highlighted Robertson’s comments, sarcastically asking his panel if those on the progressive side “are responsible for gun killers like this.”
“Exactly,” panelist Eugene Robinson responded. “Well, that’s just ridiculous and offensive.”
USA Today’s Heidi Pryzbyla added that “when you don’t have the facts on your side, you make it up.”
“I think that guy should retire,” Matthews concluded.
Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.
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