Trump talks about there being a "Civil War" if he's removed from office (VIDEO)
President Donald Trump is now talking up rhetoric about there being a "Civil War" if Democrats dare impeach him in the House of Representatives, as if he's that well liked despite top Republicans secretly saying they hate him behind closed doors.
Trump repeated the talking points of Pastor Robert Jeffries who appeared on Trump's favorite talk show, Fox & Friends.
Here's the transcript:
PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): Nancy Pelosi says we need to be somber and prayerful as we impeach this president.
ROBERT JEFFRESS (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): I think it’s hard to take Nancy Pelosi’s call to prayer seriously. I mean it reminds me of a pyromaniac with a match in hand about to set fire to a building saying, “Please pray with me that the damage I’m about to cause isn’t too severe.” I mean if you’re really sincere about that prayer, then put down the dang match. But Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats can’t put down the impeachment match -- they know they couldn’t beat him in 2016 against Hillary Clinton, they are increasingly aware of the fact that they won’t win against him in 2020, and impeachment is the only tool they have to get rid of Donald Trump and the Democrats don’t care if they burn down and destroy this nation in the process.
JEDEDIAH BILA (CO-HOST): Pastor, the evangelical vote in this country is obviously a voting block that all candidates pay serious attention to. What do you think the reaction is of evangelical voters around the country to this news of impending potential impeachment?
JEFFRESS: Look, I don’t pretend to speak for all evangelicals but this week I have been traveling the country and I’ve literally spoken to thousands and thousands of evangelical Christians, I have never seen them 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. And they know that the only impeachable offense President Trump has committed was beating Hillary Clinton in 2016. That’s the unpardonable sin for which the Democrats will never forgive him. And I do want to make this prediction this morning: If the Democrats are successful in removing the president from office, I’m afraid it will cause a Civil War-like fracture in this nation from which this country will never heal.