Donald Trump Shared A Video Of His Supporter Who Claimed “The Only Good Democrat Is A Dead Democrat”

He's now openly encouraging his supporters to kill people who oppose him.

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Not too long ago, Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin of New Mexico and founder of “Cowboys for Trump” stirred outrage during an appearance at the New Hope Revival Church by suggesting that Democrats should be killed.

“I’ve come to a place where I’ve come to the conclusion that the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat,” he declared before telling the cheering crowd of “Christians” that he doesn’t really mean that even though other statements he has made proves he’s full of sh*t.

“I don’t say that in the physical sense, and I can already see where the videos getting edited where it says I want to go murder Democrats,” he said. “No. I say that in the political sense because the Democrat agenda and policy is anti-American right now.”

Despite that declaration, Trump shared the video on Twitter and thanked the group.

Trump literally promoted a video of his supporters calling for and cheering on the killing of Democrats so that he can stay in power. Combine that with his threat to shut down social media, his threat to unleash the military upon American citizens, and his unleashing of secret police upon cities across the country to terrorize Americans, it’s clear that Trump is moving toward fascist rule.

Social media users immediately condemned him for promoting violence against Democrats.

We aren’t that far removed from when Trump urged his armed supporters to “liberate” states from Democratic governors who refuse to relax social distancing policies as the pandemic continues to kill Americans. So far, more than 170,000 Americans have died. That’s approximately more than one-sixth of the number of Americans who died during the Civil War. And now it increasingly appears that Trump is aiming to trigger a second such war.

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