Skip to comments.Dem lawmaker slams Trump for warning of violence if Dems win House: 'Fascism in the flesh'
Posted on 08/29/2018 9:33:15 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) condemned President Trumps warning of possible violence if the Democrats take back the House in the fall, calling it fascism in the flesh.
This is fascism in the flesh. This is the language of a fanatic that could be lifted from a tyrants playbook, Pascrell tweeted Wednesday. This is not a warning but an incitement. Unless we stand united against it."
The president told evangelical leaders Monday that Democrats will violently overturn Republican gains if they win back the lower chamber.
They will overturn everything that we've done and they'll do it quickly and violently, and violently, the president said.
There's violence. When you look at antifa and you look at some of these groups these are violent people, he continued.
Some factions of antifa, a loosely organized group of self-described anti-fascists, have condoned violence as an appropriate response to what they consider fascism. Most recently, some antifa members were arrested Saturday when they clashed with police at a Blue Lives Matter rally.
Trump and other Republicans have tried to link antifa with liberals as they try to stave off a "blue wave" in November. A RealClearPolitics average of polls currently shows Democrats with a nearly 7-point lead over the GOP on the generic ballot.
CNNs Don Lemon on Tuesday appeared to defend antifa after the presidents comments about the group to evangelical leaders.
Listen, no organization is perfect. There was some violence. No one condones violence, but there were different reasons for antifa and for these neo-Nazis to be there, Lemon said. One, racists, fascists, the other group, fighting racist fascists. There is a distinction there.
CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin called Trumps criticism of antifa an appeal to racism, saying the group is widely perceived as an African-American association.
Let's be clear also about what's going on here, the theme here is I'm Donald Trump and I'll protect you from the scary black people, Toobin said.
So Trump says there will be violence; then the article admits Antifa is violent; then it admits some leftist media have been defending Antifa and making excuses for their violence.
Keep making Trump’s point for him, I guess..
Trump really knows how to troll these creeps.
POTUS is the best counter puncher I have ever seen
Well, he was actually warning about YOUR Party’s violent Fascist tactics, Rep Pascrell... but it could have been worded better (probably my most common complaint about our amazing President).
No organization is perfect.. Huh??
Did he bite his cheeks when he said that?
He should know. CNN is a perfect match for that remark..
I’ve known Bill Pascrell since the 70s. We are regulars at Fordham FB and BB games. I will have to call him on this for a couple of reasons, most importantly he makes it sound like POTUS threatened to incite violence if Dems win in Nov, when he only predicted the Left would use violence in attacking his admin. Bill is too intelligent to make a statement like that unless it was deliberate.
When I read the headline, I thought Trump had said that his SUPPORTERS would commit violence, not his opponents. How is it “fascism” to worry that your OPPONENTS might become violent, especially when some have already committed violence or civil disorder and some have called for more of the same?
Maybe I’d listen to this turd if any democrat the last several years had condemned the violence directed at Trump and Trump supporters.
I heard him defend Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize on a radio show.
The next civil war is going to make the last one look like a Chautauqua.
More projection from Progressives—just a tactic.
Amazing to me anyone could write a column and use the quotes about antifa being code for black people. You watch these pussies and there is rarely any black people. It is a white mob, who wears masks, trying to intimidate people. Klan.
As for Lemon, he is just an idiot, but one again has to wonder how one could use his quote and just end it.....without pointing out the absurdity of it. Don Lemon is a moron
It's a "socialist workers' party!" What can possibly go wrong?
If we win???
I am far more concerned what “they” will do when they lose!
Or should I say, don’t win.
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