'Violence' if GOP loses midterm elections, control of House
- Author: Joey Payne Aug 30, 2018,
Aug 30, 2018, 0:28
President Donald Trump, facing scrutiny for hush money payments to a porn star and a former Playboy model, pleaded with evangelical leaders for political help during closed-door remarks on Monday, warning of dire consequences to their congregations should Republicans lose in November's midterm elections. "The level of hatred, the level of anger is very 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", Trump said.
"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", Trump added.
"I think the Trump administration has exceedingly little credibility to talk about transparency and similar initiatives in Africa and I have heard private stories from diplomats being laughed at in raising such points and being told by African leaders you need to look at what your own president and your own White House is doing", Harris said.
In what appeared to be an urgent bid for support from conservative Christians across the country, Mr Trump told the leaders that the elections were a referendum "on your religion" and "on free speech".
Trump keeps telling conservative clergy he's "gotten rid of" Johnson Amendment keeping them from going total MAGA from the pulpit.
If Republicans were to lose big to Democrats, Trump reportedly said: "They will overturn everything that we've done and they'll do it quickly and violently, and violently". Presidents do not have the constitutional authority to repeal laws.
But the law actually remains in place after an attempt to kill it a year ago was unsuccessful.
The president and First Lady threw a dinner for approximately 100 people in the State Dining Room, where the gathering enjoyed a menu of Alaskan halibut, with all the trimmings, served on White House china.
'I had the great Robert Jeffress back there.
Perhaps no evangelical leader has been vilified as much as Jeffress, who stood with Trump early in the primaries and warned his brethren that he was backing the only GOP candidate who could defeat Clinton.
Trump "doesn't have the legal authority to overturn the Johnson Amendment", Magarian said. Hello, Robert. Who said about me: "He may not be the flawless human being, but he is the greatest leader for Christianity", Trump said to applause and laughter.