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Trump apologist thinks president made ‘huge mistake’ by admitting he won’t peacefully give up power

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A conservative who usually defends President Donald Trump admitted to CNN on Thursday that the president made a “huge mistake” when he refused to commit to having a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the 2020 election.

During a panel discussion on the president’s latest controversial remarks about the upcoming election, liberal guest Bakari Sellers argued that Americans should be “very terrified” about Trump implicitly encouraging violence in the event that he loses.

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“The president, in his mind, only believes that either he wins the election or the election was rigged,” he said. “There’s no third alternative there.”

Trump supporter Scott Jennings’s take wasn’t quite as dire as Sellers, but he nonetheless called the president out for leaving open the possibility of destabilizing American democracy.

“It’s the wrong answer,” he said. “The president has raised these questions about the mail-in ballots and that’s not a new topic for him. But to go from that question and then to try to talk about that in the same breath [as the peaceful transfer of power] was a huge mistake yesterday.”

Jennings then predicted that, if Trump continues talking about this, more Republicans will come out and publicly refute him, just as they did when he floated delaying the election a few weeks ago.

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Senior DHS official slams Twitter after being locked out of account for ‘hate speech’

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On Thursday, Politico reported that Customs and Border Protection chief Mark Morgan lashed out at Twitter during a news conference on border wall construction, complaining that they had briefly locked his account under "hate speech" policies for tweeting his support of the wall.

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Here’s why counting 2020 votes could hinge on 13,500 misprinted ballots in Wisconsin

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‘Signs of a coming conflict are everywhere’: Why a 2nd Civil War would be quite different from the 1st

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In 2020, the United States has been rocked by everything from a deadly pandemic and a brutal recession to civil unrest in a long list of cities to fears that violent conflicts will occur either on Election Day or after the election. Journalist Matthew Gault, in an article published by Vice this week, wonders if the political divisions in the United States run so deep that the country is headed for another civil war.

Describing the unrest that has occurred this year, Gault writes, "People are marching in the streets, aligned with two ideologically distinct factions. Many of them, overwhelmingly from one side, are armed, and violence and death has resulted when these two sides have clashed. The signs of a coming conflict are everywhere."

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