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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.

Senatory Lindsey Graham with President Trump

Photo by The White House

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

In a worst-case scenario for Republicans — and a best-case scenario for Democrats — the GOP would not only lose the White House in November, but also, would lose the U.S. Senate and watch Democrats expand their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Journalists Olivia Beavers and Juliegrace Brufke, in an article for The Hill, discuss the possibility of a major blue wave in November and the fears that Republican activists are expressing behind closed doors.

Some Republicans are privately expressing what Beavers and Brufke describe as a "growing sense of doom." A GOP source, presumably interviewed on condition of anonymity, told The Hill, "If the election were today, we would lose the House, the Senate and the White House."

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