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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Trump Lies to Evangelical Leaders, Warns of D Violence

In Defying the Odds, we discuss Trump's character and record of dishonesty.

Aliza Nadi and Ken Dilanian at NBC:
In a closed-door meeting with evangelical leaders Monday night, President Donald Trump repeated his debunked claim that he had gotten "rid of" a law forbidding churches and charitable organizations from endorsing political candidates, according to recorded excerpts reviewed by NBC News.
In fact, the law remains on the books, after efforts to kill it in Congress last year failed.
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Trump addressed the law and the upcoming midterms in private remarks Monday during a dinner with evangelical supporters at the White House after the press had left.
At stake in the November midterms, Trump told the audience, are all the gains he has made for conservative Christians.
"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."
Politico Playbook:
The peaceful transition of power is one of the important pillars of democracy -- and the chances that Democrats would launch a violent revolution are slim to none.
COMBINE THAT WITH THE PRESIDENT’S insistence that Google is rigging search engine results against him and the Justice Department is filled with Democrats looking to bring him down, and it’s been quite a stretch of Trump trying to erode trust in public entities. NBCNYT