Donald Trump Warns There Will be a Civil War If Impeached
His response is horrible (See the tweet on the Next Page)
President Trump said in a tweet that if he is removed from office, a “civil war” might erupt in the United States. Mr. Trump was quoting Pastor Robert Jeffress, a Fox News contributor and host, who suggested that impeaching the president would lead to “civil war.”
“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,” Mr. Trump tweeted, attributing the quote to Jeffress.
Democratic Rep. Ted Leiu supported his colleague across the aisle, tweeting: “I agree with Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger that @realDonaldTrump’s tweet about a civil war over impeachment is beyond repugnant.”
Mr. Trump’s civil war tweet went viral, and by Monday #CivilWar2 was trending on Twitter, as was #CivilWarSignup.
While some made fun of the potential of another civil war, many Twitter users pointed out that inciting civil war could encourage violence.
Oath Keepers Militia, which is identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as “one of the largest radical antigovernment groups in the U.S. today,” embraced Mr. Trump’s civil war suggestion. “This is the truth. This is where we are. We ARE on the verge of a HOT civil war,” the group wrote.
“Like in 1859. That’s where we are. And the Right has ZERO trust or respect for anything the left is doing. We see THEM as illegitimate too,” continued the tweet, which appeared to be signed by Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes.