At his daily briefing, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked about Pat Robertson’s comments that Haiti was cursed, because they had made a pact with the devil. He said, “It never ceases to amaze that in times of human suffering somebody could say something so utterly stupid.”
Here is the video courtesy of Media Matters:
When asked for his thoughts on Robertson’s comments, Gibbs said, “It never ceases to amaze that in times of amazing human suffering, somebody says something that could be so utterly stupid, but it like clockwork happens with some regularity, what is, well I could have expanded on that.”
Gibbs wanted to say something else, but he cut himself off, before he took it too far. Nobody has stepped up to defend Pat Robertson’s claims yesterday that the Haitians brought this earthquake on themselves, because they had made a pact with the devil to gain their independence.
Robertson has been justifiably criticized by the left and the right for his stupidity and insensitivity. Even the king of stupid foot in mouth statements, Don Imus suggested that Robertson should be put to sleep. With his ignorance and stupidity Pat Robertson has managed to unify America against him.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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