A closed-door meeting between Donald Trump and the Christian hypocrisy that is called the “evangelical leadership,” continues to leak out. Earlier, it was reported that Trump admonished evangelical leaders that they needed to get out their hypocritical voting block this November or things would be tough. NBC News is now reporting that Trump also told evangelicals that he got rid of a law that … he didn’t, and threatened that there would be “violence” if his Republican Party did not retain their chokehold over government.
Trump told the group of God-fearing people that he had rid the world of the law that disallowed churches and other charitable organizations from endorsing political candidates—he did not. He and other Republicans tried to get rid of the law—but they wanted that money for themselves more than for “candidates” at the time. To put a fine point on the need to get out the evangelical vote, Trump decided to project his base’s tendencies towards violence onto people in opposition to all of the corruption and abuses of power Trump represents.
“The level of hatred, the level of anger is unbelievable,” he said. “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. … This Nov. 6 election is very much a referendum on not only me, it’s a referendum on your religion, it’s a referendum on free speech and the First Amendment.”If the GOP loses, he said, “they will overturn everything that we’ve done and they’ll do it quickly and violently, and violently. There’s violence. When you look at Antifa and you look at some of these groups — these are violent people.”
Comparing the number of violent incidents perpetrated by “Christians” and conservatives and the far Right of this country with the number of violent acts carried out by anyone considered to be on the left would result in a very lopsided list. Just ask the loved ones of the dozens killed in Las Vegas or Oklahoma City. Ask Heather Heyer’s family about violence, or talk with the survivors of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.