Trump to Reporters: ‘I Hope There Won’t Be Violence’ After Midterms

President Donald Trump came out and suggested publicly what he reportedly implied behind closed doors earlier this week: There could be violence if the Republicans lose in the midterm elections.

Responding to a question from CNN’s Jim Acosta during a White House pool spray on Wednesday, the president made the suggestion that violence could be in the offing come November.

“I just hope there won’t be violence,” Trump said. He added, “If you look at what happens, there’s a lot of unnecessary violence. All over the world, but also in this country. And I don’t want to see it.”

According to a report from NBC News on Tuesday, the president told a group of evangelical leaders that a GOP loss in November would result in violence.

“[T]hey will overturn everything that we’ve done and they’ll do it quickly and violently,” Trump said. “There’s violence. When you look at Antifa and you look at some of these groups — these are violent people.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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