Trump warns of violent change by Democrats if Republicans lose mid-terms
Aug 30 2018
His comment was reportedly made in response to the president's warning to evangelical leaders about backlash if Republicans lose the November midterm elections.
"The level of hatred, the level of anger is unbelievable", Trumpsaid during a private portion of a Monday evening event at the White House, according to NBC News, which obtained recordings of the meeting. "I just ask you to go out and make sure all of your people vote", Mr. Trump told the group of about 100 evangelical ministers. "If they don't vote we're going to have a miserable two years and we're going to have, frankly, a very hard period of time because then it just gets to be one election - you're one election away from losing everything you've got".
US President Donald Trump has warned that his policies will be "violently" overturned if the Democrats win November's mid-term elections.
He referenced the threat of anti-fascist group Antifa, which he described as "violent people". The amendment is a 1954 tax law that prohibits religious organizations and other 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt groups from endorsing or opposing political candidates.
The president's words on Monday echoed the words of his attorney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who claimed earlier this week that Americans would "revolt" if Democrats were to impeach Trump "for political reasons".
Under that amendment, Trump said, religious leaders had been prevented from speaking their minds.
But inviting the leaders to the White House only days after the President was newly implicated by his longtime personal lawyer's guilty plea underscored the degree to which Trump is trying to keep his supporters on his side.
But the law remains on the books despite Trump's efforts and decades of opposition from evangelicals. But experts - and the American Civil Liberties Union, which opposes repeal of the provision - say the Trump order was basically toothless.
Family Talk's Dr. James Dobson, evangelist Rev. Franklin Graham, and Southern Baptist pastor Dr. Robert Jeffress, an advisor to Trump, were among the recognizable names who attended. Hello, Robert. Who said about me: He may not be the ideal human being, but he is the greatest leader for Christianity, ' Trump said.
"I had the great Robert Jeffress back there".
'We have to understand these are still allegations against the president, so I'm not going to judge the president on these things.
Trump "doesn't have the legal authority to overturn the Johnson Amendment", Magarian said.
Later, Trump raised an issue that has become fodder for late night comedy shows.
Kenyatta said he hoped Trump would share the wealth with his country.