Trump Sounds Alarm Over Upcoming Elections, Cautions Christians
United States President Donald Trump has told evangelical Christians to be prepared for violence if the Republican Party loses the mid-term elections.
According to a report from the New York Post, President Trump cautioned leaders of Evangelical Churches in America in a closed door meeting that there would be “violence” should the Republicans lose the House in the November midterm elections while comparing the Democrats to violent anti-fascists.
According to the US President,
“You’re one election away from losing everything that you’ve got. They will overturn everything that we’ve done and they’ll do it quickly and violently.
There’s violence. When you look at Antifa and you look at some of these groups, these are violent people,” President Trump reiterated behind closed doors.
He continued further;
“The level of hatred, the level of anger is unbelievable. Part of it is because of some of the things I’ve done for you and for me and for my family, but I’ve done them.
This Nov. 6th election is very much a referendum on not only me, it’s a referendum on your religion, it’s a referendum on free speech and the First Amendment.”
Rudy Giuliani, Mr. Trump’s lawyer had also echoed similar thoughts a few days earlier stating that Americans would stage a revolt if Congress impeached President Trump.
Trump further told the Evangelical leaders that he had discarded a law that forbade churches and charities from endorsing candidates running for political office.
“Now one of the things I’m most proud of is getting rid of the Johnson Amendment, which was a disaster for you.” He said.
The New York Post however reported the claim to be false stating that the law remains in full effect after Congress had failed in its bid to have it upturned last year.
It was reported that although Mr. Trump had signed an executive order in May 2017 that was supposed to ease the enforcement of the Johnson Amendment, the order was useless and of no significant effect.
Trump also told the Evangelicals that Americans could say ‘Merry Christmas’ once more because of him.
“Little thing — Merry Christmas. You couldn’t say Merry Christmas. I’m telling you — when I started running I used to talk about it and I hate to mention it in August, but I used to talk about it. They don’t say Merry Christmas anymore,” Mr. Trump said as the crowd cheered in support.
“They say Merry Christmas a lot right now. It’s all changed. It’s all changed.” He concluded.