Top Democratic senator: Trump is ‘encouraging citizens to engage in armed rebellion’
President Donald Trump (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley.)

Three tweets. Sixteen words. Massive outrage.

A top Democratic U.S. Senator is accusing President Donald Trump of "encouraging citizens to engage in armed rebellion," after Trump posted three disturbing tweets.

Connecticut's Chris Murphy, who generally takes a measured approach, slammed President Trump Friday afternoon:

Trump's tweets come after armed right wingers joined together in Michigan's capital city of Lansing to protest Governor Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order. The protest organizers reportedly are linked to the DeVos family.

Many, including political science experts, agree that Trump is inciting violence, sedition, and civil unrest – all in an attempt to force governors to re-open their states.