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Franklin Graham echoes Trump’s ‘civil war’ comments and gins up fake ‘Democrats are going to take your guns’ message

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Christian evangelical leader Franklin Graham is amplifying the stunning comments President Donald Trump repeated in a tweet on Sunday, that if Democrats impeach the president it will cause a “Civil War.” Graham on Facebook on Tuesday also falsely claimed that Democrats are going to “take your guns,” a claim made only by former Rep. Beto O’Rourke.

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“The socialist Democrats’ message to the United States of America is: 1. We’re going to take your guns, and 2. We’re going to impeach your president,” Graham wrote on the social media platform to his 8 million followers.

He properly credited Dr. Robert Jeffress as the originator of the “Civil War” claim, saying the far right wing megachurch pastor had “warned on Fox News that this could ’cause a civil war-like fracture in this nation from which this country will never heal.’ I don’t know about that,” Graham intoned, “but I can tell you this could lead to conflict that nobody wants if they continue down this road.”

Graham is literally suggesting that if Trump is impeached or if Democrats institute an assault weapons buyback program, conservatives and Christians will have no choice but to launch a civil war.

“Pray that God would change the hearts of Democratic leaders in Washington and that they would see the dangerous road that we’re on,” he implored.

Graham’s post spread quickly on Facebook, and his followers were only too happy to support his extremist and divisive rhetoric.

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A small sampling of the more than 7000 comments posted in under one hour:

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Maybe Michael Bloomberg wasn’t as awful as he looked

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Call me crazy, but the media could have it wrong about Michael Bloomberg. The latest Democratic debate post-mortem came fast and furious – and from a prominent Op-Ed in The New York Times to the cover of The New York Post –and the verdict was almost unanimous.

Bloomberg was “disastrous.” His campaign had “imploded.” He “bombed.” Get the hook for “timid,” “defensive” Mini Mike, the pundits said. “Bye, Felicia” might be the only headline missing from the gleeful media pile-on of Bloomberg after he made his presidential debate debut.

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GOP candidate boasted about sneaking gun into school — now she’s getting investigated by the cops

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Peggy Hubbard, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Illinois, has apologized after she admitted to lying about bringing a gun with her into a high school during a candidate forum.

The Daily Herald reports that Hubbard last week told an audience at Hinsdale Central High School that she brought a gun in with her to make a point about how unsafe schools are.

"I walked in with a concealed carry and I had a gun and three clips and nobody checked," she said during the event.

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Fox News host: Trump shouldn’t suffer any backlash if he pardons Roger Stone

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Fox News doesn't think there's anything wrong with pardoning Roger Stone and there shouldn't be any political consequences for excusing the coverup.

The Daily Beast captured anchor Harris Faulkner championing the pardon before Judge Amy Berman Jackson even passed down the sentence.

Co-host Carley Shimkus said that Trump has no choice but to pardon Stone as soon as possible because it's such a “controversial decision.” The closer Trump gets to the November election, the worse it could be for Trump.

Faulkner said it would be in Trump’s “character” to pardon Stone quickly, but because he loves pardons so much. She explained it's his only unilateral power. Typically, presidents wait until the end of their term to pardon friends or controversial people.

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