On The 700 Club today, Pat Robertson floated the debunked conspiracy theory that President Obama went to a madrassa in Indonesia when he was a child and said that the president has a Muslim “inclination.” Earlier this year, the televangelist’s son and heir apparent Gordon Robertson also made the false claim that Obama used to be a Muslim. Discussing Obama’s recent trip to Indonesia to take part in the ASEAN conference, the elder Robertson said that Obama’s mother, who raised him, “just sort of flitted around,” leaving him to be influenced by his “Kenyan socialist” father. This upbringing, Robertson claims, gave the president “a warped perspective of what needs to be done to make America the greatest nation on earth.”
Robertson: You know Lee the thing that somehow concerns me, they say he’s going back to the place that he spent his childhood, he spent four years in Indonesia, I don’t know if he was trained in a madrassa, one of those Muslim schools, but nevertheless that is his inclination. His father was a Kenyan socialist and he talks about the roots of his father. So he’s got an African and an Indonesian background. I don’t know what his mother was doing; she just sort of flitted around. But nevertheless, this may give him a warped perspective of what needs to be done to make America the greatest nation on earth.