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We can’t help but notice how hard Pat Robertson squints his eyes when he prays on TV. Perhaps the arch-conservative televangelist is trying to black-out the sins of his past, which include pushing for war in the Middle East, telling women not to be independent, and blaming 9/11 on homosexuals.

Jimmy Kimmel believes in fighting Christian Right hatred with laughter. But he’s got help this time. In today’s clip, Kimmel destroys Robertson’s distorted 700 Club take on the FBI investigation of President Trump, then sets up a classic practical joke played expertly by one of his staffers, described only as a “kid” named Jesse.

Jesse is an A-grade troll. Using a girlfriend’s name for cover, he writes Robertson asking for tips on overcoming a fear of horses due to a fictional bite from a Clydesdale. Hilariously, the crooked preacher reads the letter on air before saying the worst thing imaginable to a damsel-in-distress scared of Budweiser’s beasts. Old Pat’s people skills must be as bad as his politics.

Push play to watch a hate-monger get hoodwinked.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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