President Donald Trump quoted a right-wing pastor's warnings about impeachment setting off another Civil War, setting off alarms across the Internet.
The president quoted a Fox News appearance by Pastor Robert Jeffress, who leads the First Baptist Church in Dallas, warning that impeachment would "negate" the votes of religious conservatives and spark a revolt.
Other Twitter users were shocked and disgusted.
In terms of Civil War, we're not going to see the massed armies of 1861-65 but something that's already happening:… https://t.co/HWLjTAZyfh— Jeet Heer (@Jeet Heer)1569816433.0
A “civil war like fracture” is a war. Where Americans kill Americans. This is a threat. A threat of violence agai… https://t.co/mkAvqG1MSk— Jason Kander (@Jason Kander)1569810204.0
CIVIL WAR? “If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the divi… https://t.co/0BW5I7ERwT— Malcolm Nance (@Malcolm Nance)1569829184.0
Trump has already submitted a Medical Waiver to Exempt himself from the Civil War he is trying to start.— MikeFarb (@MikeFarb)1569813139.0
I mean, as like a general rule, I think the U.S. President shouldn’t be threatening his own citizens with a Civil War.— Ken Tremendous (@Ken Tremendous)1569835336.0
We're dealing with a very disturbed sociopath. When finally faced with impeachment for his abuses, he is lashing ou… https://t.co/K9jzLBauFO— Michelangelo Signorile (@Michelangelo Signorile)1569814587.0
Someone say Civil War? https://t.co/mXJHYLdLGH— Schooley (@Schooley)1569813839.0
I have visited nations ravaged by civil war. @realDonaldTrump I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated by… https://t.co/OdQseHJDVA— Adam Kinzinger (@Adam Kinzinger)1569808758.0
Stewart Rhodes, leader of the Oath Keepers militia, is already embracing Trump's "Civil War" tweet. https://t.co/YyPfBPWxaR— Nick Martin (@Nick Martin)1569830462.0
@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews 18 USC 2383 "Whoever incites... any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of th… https://t.co/90NUTwITmK— Laura Haines (@Laura Haines)1569820530.0
For those of you keeping track of trump's impeachable offenses: TREASON Emoluments Obstruction of justice Abuse of… https://t.co/vJXYdhum1X— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1569819955.0
I'm just saying everytime I'm super innocent I also call for a civil war— Fart to Table (@Fart to Table)1569812149.0
@funder .@TwitterSupport, threatening a Civil War must violate one of your terms and conditions. Remove @realDonaldTrump now.— Sean Eldridge (@Sean Eldridge)1569811738.0