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  • President Donald Trump on Monday night reportedly
    warned evangelical Christian leaders there will be “violence”
    if Republicans lose their majority in Congress as a result of
    November’s midterm elections. 
  • “You’re one election away from losing everything that
    you’ve got,” Trump said, according to a report.
  • If Republicans lose big to Democrats, Trump warned,
    “they will overturn everything that we’ve done and they’ll do
    it quickly and violently, and violently.”

President Donald Trump on Monday night reportedly warned
evangelical Christian leaders there will be “violence” if
Republicans lose their majority in Congress as a result of
November’s midterm elections. 

Trump suggested Democrats would “quickly” and “violently”
overturn gains he’s made for conservative Christians, according
to
excerpts of the closed-door meeting obtained by NBC
News

“You’re one election away from losing everything that
you’ve got,” Trump allegedly said. “The level of hatred, the
level of anger is unbelievable.”

Trump apparently went on to say that the midterm elections are
not only a referendum on him.

If Republicans lose big to Democrats, Trump reportedly warned,
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.”

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for
comment from Business Insider.

During Monday’s meeting, Trump also reportedly repeated a
previously debunked claim that he’d gotten rid of a law that
prohibits churches and charitable organizations from
endorsing political candidates. Presidents do not have the
constitutional authority to repeal laws. 

Trump was apparently referencing what is known as the
Johnson Amendment. In May, Trump signed an executive order aimed
at undermining the law, but legal experts have said say the
executive step was largely symbolic. Efforts to kill the law in
Congress have stalled.

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