Robertson suggested that a cleft palate is a symptom of Down Syndrome although other than the fact that both are birth defects which occur early in pregnancy the two are completely unrelated. He also said that in a Down Syndrome child the central nervous system does not develop, apparently confusing it with anencephaly.
Pat also once again callously referred to Down Syndrome children as “mongoloids” as he did earlier this year when he advised a woman against marrying her first cousin, telling her, “you don’t want to have some mongoloid child.”
“To get clinical,” Robertson said, “when a, you know, conception, you’ve got two sides like this one side comes around and forms the central nervous system, the other side comes around and forms the face. So you see these little children that we call mongoloid, you know, Down syndrome, sweet little children but the back part [of the head] hasn’t formed. It’s a deformity, if you have a little girl, can you imagine having a big hole in the mouth?”
It is not surprising that Pat would get the science all wrong, he has made it plain for years that he has a total disdain for science, but he might try to learn not to use insensitive terms when referring to children who suffer from birth defects.
Watch his remarks in the video below.