Former President Donald Trump shared a post on his social media platform that appeared to propose or predict a civil war in the US
A Truth Social user suggested a “civil war” in response to March 19 tweet Screengrab and posted to Truth Social by former Fox Nation host Lara Logan, from El Salvador President Nayib Bukele. Trump “rejected” the remarks about the Civil War.
“The world’s most powerful country is falling so fast it makes you wonder what the real reasons are,” Bukele tweeted. “Nothing so great and powerful can be destroyed so quickly, unless the enemy comes from within.”
Bukele, whose widespread Twitter use and radical immigration policies have led some to designate him as “mini Trump,” has had a strained relationship with the Biden administration. Officials have expressed serious concern about their commitment to democracy.
His tweet was in response to a Bloomberg News article about rising inflation in the US
Attorney George Conway, one of Trump’s most prominent conservative critics, flagged the exchange on Twitter.
in an interview with Nation World NewsConway said Republicans were willing to look the other way from Trump’s incendiary rhetoric because “they fear him.”
“But they also fear a Republican base that has become increasingly radicalized,” he continued. “It really believes that people who disagree with them politically are a threat to the nation and therefore violence may be necessary to fight them, and that’s what we saw in this social media post.”
“The suggestion is that somehow we’re headed for a civil war or there must be a civil war, or something to that effect, and talking about the former president of the United States and the convention leading up to the 2024 Republican nomination and To suggest this is absolutely horrifying.”
Trump’s behavior drew condemnation, including Rep. Adam Kissinger (R-Ill.), one of Trump’s few Republican opponents in Congress, and Rep. Eric Swellwell (D-California).
“Any fellow Republicans of mine want to speak up now?” Kinzinger tweeted. “Or do we just want to get through ‘just one more election before…’?”
Swellwell said Trump would not be a “man enough person” to fight in a civil war, which he dodged the former president prepared for the Vietnam War and did not join the protesters that he encouraged to march to the US Capitol on Jan. Did. 6, 2021.
Some of those demonstrators ransacked the building in an attempt to block congressional certification of the 2020 election, which Trump repeatedly and falsely told supporters had “rigged” and “stolen” them.
In the wake of Trump’s relentless attacks on the US electoral system and the political violence it inspired on January 6, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance in Stockholm last year listed the US as a “backsliding” democracy.
Political science expert Barbara Walter, a member of a prominent CIA advisory panel, warned in a book last year that “no one wants to believe that their beloved democracy is in decline, or headed for war” but the US “has entered very dangerous territory”.
Some Republican officials have fueled division, openly calling for civil war and parroting language used for years by far-right extremists and white supremacists.