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Tue Oct 1, 2019, 07:47 PM

Trump's Tweet About Civil War Was Just What the Far Right Oath Keepers Wanted to Hear

Trump’s Tweet About Civil War Was Just What the Far Right Oath Keepers Wanted to Hear
The group jumped onto Twitter to defend the President.


In yet another presidential first, this week Donald Trump warned of an impending civil war in the United States—via Twitter, of course. On Sunday night, Trump paraphrased Robert Jeffress, a baptist-preacher-turned-Fox-News-pundit, tweeting: “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.”


Donald J. Trump

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· Sep 29, 2019
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....Election, and negate the votes of millions of Evangelicals in the process. They know the only Impeachable offense that President Trump has committed was beating Hillary Clinton in 2016. That’s the unpardonable sin for which the Democrats will never forgive him.....

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

....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.” Pastor Robert Jeffress, @FoxNews
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9:11 PM - Sep 29, 2019


The online reactions to the tweet were far ranging. #CivilWar2 started trending. A Harvard Law professor claimed the tweet itself was grounds for impeachment. A Republican representative disavowed the tweet as “beyond repugnant.”

Meanwhile, a right-wing militia group called the Oath Keepers weighed in to agree with Trump.


Oath Keepers @Oathkeepers

Here’s the money quote from that thread. This is the truth. This is where we are. We ARE on the verge of a HOT civil war. 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.@StewartRhodesOK

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
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....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.” Pastor Robert Jeffress, @FoxNews
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1:59 AM - Sep 30, 2019


The Oath Keepers describe themselves as an anti-government “patriot” group whose members pledge to uphold the constitution if a tyrannical president declares martial law. The group believes that day is imminent, and is constantly looking for evidence of a Deep state conspiracy to back their ideology. As Mother Jones reported back in 2010, the group consists largely of soldiers, police, and veterans, like Lee Pray, who runs training drills with fellow Oath Keepers to prepare for when that day inevitably comes:

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https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/10/civil-war-oath-keepers-trump/

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Tue Oct 1, 2019, 07:55 PM

1. A lot of traitors out there

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Tue Oct 1, 2019, 07:55 PM

2. Whatever. Fuck those guys.

You and I are more likely to die of gum disease (seriously; that bacteria goes straight to your heart) than we are to die at the hands of the Oath Keepers.

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Tue Oct 1, 2019, 08:28 PM

3. Every single declared Oath Keeper or Three Percenter getting a government paycheck should be out...

...on their ear...just as would a Crip or a Klansman or a police gang. Sick tribalism has no place in professional force. Enough.

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Tue Oct 1, 2019, 08:31 PM

4. I really find it hard to believe that anyone takes these idiots seriously.

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Tue Oct 1, 2019, 09:10 PM

5. What if the tyrannical president who declares martial law

is Orange man? I guess since they are the ones threatening this, they get to choose?
But he is the president now. And for all we know he could declare m.l. at the moment he knows he is absolutely is gonna fail.
God it is so confusing .... I can’t read fast enough.
My head hurts.
What would happen if they shut twitter down?

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