Cenk Uygur rips ‘ruthless’ Pat Robertson for telling 80-year-old follower to get a job
Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian mocked 700 Club host Pat Robertson on Thursday for pushing an 80-year-old in financial trouble to find a job or sell personal items online rather than stop contributing her 10 percent weekly tithe.
“This guy is unbelievable, man, he’s [a] record-breaking scammer,” Uygur said, before impersonating Robertson’s remarks. “‘Oh, so you’re 80 years old, dead broke. No excuses, b*tch, get back to work. Clean out that garage, I know you’ve got some sh*t in there you can sell on eBay.'”
Robertson said earlier in the day on his show that the unidentified woman should “claim her blessing” from God and look into the “many, many ways of making money.”
“Another really way of making money is doing a scam show where you give people scam advice,” Kasparian quipped.
Uygur read part of the unidentified woman’s letter to Robertson to show how “ruthless” he could be.
“Our old car just broke down and we had to borrow money to fix it,” the woman wrote. “We both need dental work, but we can’t afford it. I constantly have to use our credit card to pay for medical needs. What could we be doing wrong?”
The first thing she could be doing wrong, Uygur said, was voting Republican.
“I don’t know that she did that,” he clarified, before adding, “But Pat Robertson ran for president on the Republican ticket, supported Republicans. The other thing you’re doing wrong is, giving more than 10 percent of her income throughout your whole life to scammers like Pat Robertson. Of course you ran out of money.”
Kasparian also scoffed at Robertson’s suggestion that the woman go online to make money.
“Cenk doesn’t even know how to manipulate the apps on his phone,” she said. “Can you imagine an 80-year-old trying to sell stuff on eBay? I’m not trying to make fun of 80-year-olds — I’m sure there’s plenty of computer-literate 80-year-olds out there — but it’s just not a good piece of advice.”
Watch Kasparian and Uygur’s commentary, as posted online on Thursday, below.