Pat Robertson’s latest “The 700 Club” segment has been viewed more than 14 million times on YouTube since being posted on Friday.
The segment includes Robertson telling his audience that Apple’s new iPhones are like “the world’s greatest inventions,” while Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet is “the greatest invention in the history of humanity.”
The segment quickly became the talk of the Internet.
The story is also spreading on Twitter, Facebook and even on Pat Robertson radio shows.
The 700 club, an influential Christian conservative talk show that is viewed more on Facebook than anywhere else, has been inundated with questions about the leaked video and how it came to be posted on the internet.
On Saturday, Pat Robertson appeared on Fox News to defend the segment, and said it’s “just the latest example of a man who is a true Christian,” according to the Associated Press.
“It is the perfect example of how he’s trying to help the world, and how he is trying to bring good to the world,” he said.
“It’s his God-given calling, and he’s going to help us bring more of that goodness to the planet.”
Pat Robertson’s wife, Laura, also appeared on the show on Sunday, saying she doesn’t think the video is a leak at all, according to The Washington Post.
She said that while Pat is a “great guy,” she was shocked by the video’s release.
“I’m shocked that someone would do something like this,” she said.
The video is now being shared widely on YouTube and Facebook.
Some viewers have been commenting on Robertson’s comments that the iPad was the greatest invention since the invention of the steam engine.
The iPad’s “first and foremost purpose is to serve people, and if you don’t have the technology to do that, then you’re going to have a poor society,” Robertson said.
He also said the iPad’s screen is not big enough to read the text on the screen.