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Wed Oct 2, 2019, 08:49 PM

Trump Warns of Civil War if He's Impeached and a Right-Wing Militia Cheers

Donald Trump's defenders are running damage control as the president faces impeachment inquiry from the House of Representatives. The president is contending with allegations that he tried to pressure Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky into investigating former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter's business connections. Since a call memo and whistleblower's complaint supporting that claim came out, his supporters have been making a concerted effort to downplay, dismiss, or deflect the allegations, as Robert Jeffress, a Baptist pastor and Fox News host, did on Sunday. In a lengthy tweet thread, Trump quoted Jeffress's defense of him, apparently adding his own thoughts in parentheses.

"I have never seen the Evangelical Christians more angry over any issue than this attempt to illegitimately remove this President from office, overturn the 2016 Election and negate the votes of millions of Evangelicals in the process. They know the only Impeachable offense that President Trump has committed was beating Hillary Clinton in 2016. Thatís the unpardonable sin for which the Democrats will never forgive him. If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal."



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Jeffress, an early supporter of Trump's presidential campaign, has a long history as a culture war figure, claiming Islam is "a religion that promotes pedophilia," calling the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage "the greatest, most historic, landmark blunder in the history of the United States Supreme Court," and declaring that God allowed the September 11 terrorist attacks because of abortion. Right Wing Watch reported that Jeffress appeared at an event in Tennessee this past weekend and said, "There is no such thing as a separation of church and state in the Constitution." He added, "We have allowed the secularists, the atheists, the humanists to hijack our Constitution and pervert it into something our forefathers never intended."

Trump's tweets warning of a Evangelical-led civil war resonated in one particular corner. The Oath Keepers, a right-wing, anti-government militia, retweeted Trump, saying, "This whole thread is important to read. The term 'civil war' is increasingly on peopleís tongue. And not just 'cold civil war'ófull-blown 'hot' civil war. Fact is patriots consider the left to be domestic enemies of the Constitution bent on the destruction of the Republic."

In a follow-up tweet, Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes wrote, "Hereís the money quote from that thread. This is the truth. This is where we are. We ARE on the verge of a HOT civil war. Like in 1859. Thatís where we are. And the Right has ZERO trust or respect for anything the left is doing. We see THEM as illegitimate too."

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Wed Oct 2, 2019, 08:58 PM

2. millions of Evangelicals ?

Armed to the teeth, starting a Civil War?

Don't think so.

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Wed Oct 2, 2019, 09:04 PM

3. Someone on twitter said all the guns in the US were owned by repubs...

They were all in for civil war.

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Wed Oct 2, 2019, 09:57 PM

4. How many from Charlottesville are in prison now? And unemployed?

These fuckers canít organize a 8 year oldís birthday party in a Chucky Cheese.

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