Christian theologian dismantles evangelicals’ key argument for supporting Trump
30 August, 2018, 00:31 | Author: Gregory Stephens
President Donald Trump on Monday night reportedly told evangelical Christian leaders there would be "violence" if Republicans lost their majority in Congress as a result of November's midterm elections.
He is said to have told attendees that the Democrats would "overturn everything that we've done" if they secure crucial votes in the autumn - and that they would do it "quickly and violently". "And violently. There is violence", Trump said, describing what would happen should his voters fail to cast ballots. Trump remarks seemingly ask the leaders to violate the Johnson Amendment which bans religious leaders, whose institutions are 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations, from endorsing or opposing political candidates.
Mr Trump is heard urging the religious leaders to use the power of their pulpits to ensure "all of your people vote" in November, according to the New York Times which has obtained a copy of the recording.
It remains unclear if Mr Trump was referring to congressional Democrats as "violent people" or what connection the president was alleging between Congressional Democrats and young anti-fascist protesters known as antifa.
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In stilted legalese, Trump's order says the IRS should not take action against churches that speak out on moral or political issues "where speech of similar character has, consistent with law, not ordinarily been treated as" campaign speech.
On 21 August Mr Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to violating finance laws during the 2016 presidential election by handling hush money for Mr Trump's alleged lovers.
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Trump "doesn't have the legal authority to overturn the Johnson Amendment", Magarian said.
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.
He added: "Hopefully I've proven that to be a fact in terms of the second part".
He truly did put his country first and his life of service to the United States of America will long be remembered . President Trump and John McCain had feuded for years, and Trump was reportedly not invited to McCain's funeral.
Cohen, who previously said he would "take a bullet" for the US President, agreed to making a plea bargain earlier on Tuesday. Paul Manafort , Trump's former campaign chairman, was convicted Tuesday of tax and financial fraud.
Discussing the differences between their views, she said: "One, I want to see this nation united as opposed to divided". Newman shared the tape on MSNBC to host Craig Melvin , corroborating what she wrote in her tell-all book.
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That relationship crumbled over the last few months, especially after a federal raid of his office, hotel and home in April. Correspondents say it is unlikely Mr Trump's opponents would try to impeach him before November's mid-term elections.
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An explanation could be that some lawmakers fear they will be punished by voters if they put their names to dumping Mr. He also thanked deputy prime minister Julie Bishop for being a "rockstar" for the Liberal Party as a foreign minister.
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