Televangelist Jim Bakker claimed that if he wore any Make America Great Again gear that someone would shoot him.
During his Friday show, he said he was “concerned” about “liberals” putting him in a corner.
“I don’t dare wear a Trump hat. The evil in this country is so bad if I was a Republican — which I have been my whole life — I couldn’t wear a hat with my candidate on it without concern about being murdered in the street,” Bakker said.
He added, “They’re putting us in a corner and I won’t shut up,” he added. “They send messages to me that I will be killed, that I will be thorough and yet I don’t stop. I’m in the United States of America and I’m threatened because I want to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, I believe the Bible? I believe this whole book. Why can’t I believe in this book? In America, you cannot believe this book without being harassed.”
Maddow walks through existence of a ‘whistleblower’ alleging the IRS is mishandling Trump’s taxes
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow reported Thursday on the "confetti canon" of new filings in the legal battle between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the House Ways and Means Committee over access to President Donald Trump's tax returns.
Maddow reported on Exhibit QQ in the latest filings, which is a letter from Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
"On July 29, 2019, the Committee received an unsolicited communication from a Federal employee setting forth credible allegations of 'evidence of possible misconduct' -- specifically, potential 'inappropriate efforts to influence' the mandatory audit program," Exhibit QQ read.
Texas governor busted sending racist call-to-arms a day before El Paso attack: ‘take matters into our own hands’
On Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) tweeted out a message of unity and promised to work to reduce violence in his state, in the wake of the shooting in El Paso that left 22 dead and dozens more injured:
Today we had hearings responding to the tragic shooting in El Paso.
We focused on community healing, combating domestic terrorism, reducing hateful ideologies, & keeping guns out of hands of deranged killers while respecting 2nd Amendment rights.
Facebook bans far-right website from pro-Trump advertising after they try to skirt transparency rules
On Thursday, NBC News reported that Facebook has banned the Epoch Times from placing political advertisements, after the right-wing website tried to conceal its multimillion-dollar dark money streams and get around the social network's political advertising transparency rules in its propaganda supporting President Donald Trump.
The Epoch Times had tried to skirt rules by running ads under puppet names like "Honest Paper" and "Pure American Journalism," confusing users about who was really behind the ads.