Christian media leader Pat Robertson, who 28 years ago ran for the White House in his bid to reform America, had a message Wednesday for the 2016 Republican presidential candidate whose campaign has set political fires ablaze across America.
“You inspire us all,” Robertson told Donald Trump during an appearance at Regent University in Virginia.
During his appearance, Trump cited his book “The Art of the Deal,” as a great book, but told his Christian audience that the greatest book is the Bible.
“Kerry did not read the Art of the Deal. Probably not the Bible, either,” Trump said during a conversation about Secretary of State John Kerry.
Robertson asked Trump what criteria he would use in nominating a successor for Justice Antonin Scalia.
“Pro-life,” Trump replied. “We want– It starts with that, starts with it. A very conservative, a very, very smart, I mean like Judge (Antonin) Scalia would be a perfect. He was a perfect representative.”
“I’ve always said that Justice (Clarence) Thomas doesn’t get enough credit. He is a wonderful man, a wonderful guy and I’ve always said Judge (Samuel) Alito is a terrific guy. So, in that realm is what we’re talking about for me,” Trump said.
Trump also discussed Middle East affairs.
“I didn’t want to go into Iraq; it was one of the worst decisions ever made,” Trump said. “We lost $2 trillion, thousands and thousands of lives — thousands of lives. We have wounded warriors who I love all over the place, and what happens? Iran is now taking over Iraq.”
“When you think of how Iran is doing lately, right? Between the Iran deal, we give them $150 billion — we got nothing for it,” he said. “We should have gotten our prisoners back long before we started negotiating…(Secretary John) Kerry – this is the worst negotiator I think I’ve ever seen.”
Trump also took a jab at Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“Boy, did you ever see anybody so nice to the president, though? ‘Oh, the president is wonderful,’ she says. ‘Oh, the president, he’s great … You know why she’s doing that, right? You know why? I know why. Boy, oh boy, she’s become like a marshmallow.”
Trump said the president should bring government to a consensus on issues and move forward, something President Obama has been unable to do.
“You’re supposed to get the congressmen in, the senators in; you’re supposed to make deals,” he told Robertson. “I deal in politics in other countries ’cause we’re building all over the world. And we have jobs going up all over the world — a lot of jobs. But I have never seen division like you have now.”
“The country is so divided, whether it’s African American, white, congressman, Democrat, Republican. I mean it’s just like we have a whole divided country. I’ve never seen anything like it,” he said. “But we used to see, and I used to be part of Democrats and Republicans having dinners together with their families and their wives, and it was a nice thing. There’d be combat the next day, but there would be — they’d get along — and they’d get things done.”
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“So today we have a president that can’t get anything done, and he signs executive orders,” said Trump, who vowed to abolish Obama’s executive orders if elected.