Raw Story reports:
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on Monday agreed with President Donald Trump’s sentiment that Democrats will become “violent” if they are allowed to win midterm elections. During a dinner with evangelical leaders, Trump raised the specter of violence to motivate Christian voters.
CNN’s Erica Hill spoke to Perkins on Wednesday after he attended the dinner with Trump. “He did make reference to Antifa, which in many ways has become the face of the left,” Perkins told Hill.
“I’m going to stop you for a second there,” Hill interrupted. “It’s a reach to say that Antifa is now the face of the left. I think that would be a bit of a stretch.” Perkins replied, “When you talk about violence, the violence is on the left. You see Antifa — you don’t see evangelicals out there rioting.”
Watch the full clip. Perkins was among dozens of anti-LGBT hate group leaders and evangelicals at Trump’s dinner.
“You talk about violence, the violence is on the left,” says Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, after President Trump warns evangelicals of ‘violence’ if the GOP loses in the midterms https://t.co/zNTCjvUwqR pic.twitter.com/h9POjRrWRQ
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