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White House adviser criticizes Pat Robertson's Haiti comments

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- A White House official says evangelist broadcaster Pat Robertson's comments that Haiti has been "cursed" don't express the spirit of the American people or the president.

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Valerie Jarrett said today on ABC's "Good Morning America" that Roberston's comments left her speechless. She called Robertson's statements "a pretty stunning comment to make."

Robertson said Wednesday that Haiti has been "cursed" because of what he called a "pact with the devil" in its history. His spokesman said the comments were based on Voodoo rituals carried out before a slave rebellion against French colonists in 1791.

Spokesman Chris Roslan says Robertson never stated that Tuesday's earthquake was God's wrath.

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