Pastor at Pro-Trump conference: 'We've come to declare war'

  
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Pastor at Pro-Trump conference: 'We've come to declare war'

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Pastor at Pro-Trump conference: 'We've come to declare war'



06422c50-e164-11e9-bfbd-cdb74fdcbf3a   Tim O'Donnell, The Week   13 hours ago  


If the video depicting a fake President Trump massacring members of the media — which was condemned by the White House — wasn't too much to handle already, ProPublica and WNYC  released more disturbing audio from the conference where the footage was originally shown.





While speaking at the pro-Trump conference in Miami, Florida, at the Trump National Doral Miami, Mark Burns, a pastor,   told the crowd   multiple times that "we've come to declare war." As he continued, he   reportedly asked   if anybody was "read to go to war for Donald J. Trump, this nation?" as the audience reportedly cheered him on.

Additionally, radio host Wayne Allyn Root   reportedly boasted   about a time in his childhood when, as one of the few white students at a predominantly black high school, he knocked one classmate unconscious and shattered another kid's teeth. "My buddies and I were high-fiving and laughing," Root reportedly said during his speech. "Man, it was funny."

Root reportedly went on to say that "you've got to be a natural-born killer" to win in politics. Listen to the audio clips at   ProPublica .



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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    one month ago

Of course because that's what Jesus would do.  

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2  Paula Bartholomew    one month ago

A certain asshole needs to loose his tax exemption.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
2.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    one month ago

"Amen's" from agnostics acceptable?

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @2.1    one month ago

Absolutely.  Let me hear it brothers and sisters....AMEN!

 
 
 
SteevieGee
2.1.2  SteevieGee  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2.1.1    one month ago

Ramen!

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
2.1.3  FLYNAVY1  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @2.1    one month ago

"Stamen!!!!" 

 
 
 
bbl-1
2.1.4  bbl-1  replied to  SteevieGee @2.1.2    one month ago

You mean the ones you cook with hot water?

 
 
 
SteevieGee
2.1.5  SteevieGee  replied to  bbl-1 @2.1.4    4 weeks ago

Noodley goodness.

 
 
 
lady in black
3  lady in black    one month ago

More faux christian hypocrisy...what else do deporables have, not much

 
 
 
Tessylo
4  seeder  Tessylo    one month ago

Listen to Conference-Goers at Trump Resort Chant for “War!”

Speakers at a pro-Trump conference urged attendees to “go to war” for the president and laughed about beating up classmates. It’s the same conference where a video of a fake Trump shooting members of the media played.

by Alice Wilder, WNYC

 Oct. 15, 5 p.m. EDT20191015-AMP-Pro-Trump-Conference-3x2.jp
Pastor Mark Burns delivers a speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Burns was a speaker last weekend at the Trump National Doral Miami resort, where he repeatedly urged the crowd to go to “war” in support of Trump. (John Moore/Getty Images)

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On Sunday, news broke that a video of a fake President Donald Trump massacring journalists and others had been shown during a conference at one of the president’s resorts last week.

The video was swiftly condemned by the White House, the organizers of the pro-Trump conference, as well as Donald Trump Jr. and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who both spoke at the event.

“Regardless of political party, we should all reject any and all violence in our politics,” Trump Jr. said in a statement.

Stay up to date with email updates from WNYC and ProPublica about their ongoing investigation.  

But the now-infamous video was far from the only violent imagery and rhetoric at the conference, which was held at the Trump National Doral Miami. One of the speakers at the conference opening repeatedly urged the crowd to go to “war” in support of Trump.

“We’ve come to declare war!” Pastor Mark Burns told the crowd three times in the Donald J. Trump Grand Ballroom. Conference-goers roared back: “War! War!”

Burns went on: “Do I have anybody who is ready to go to war for Donald J. Trump, for this nation? I can’t hear you? Anybody? Ready to go to war! Because we’re citizens of the greatest country in the world!” The audience cheered.

Pastor Mark Burns: “We’ve come to declare war.”

Attendees of American Priority Festival and Conference respond, “War!”

Hyperpartisan rhetoric, including references to violence, has become a staple of the president’s campaign and his supporters. Trump himself has egged on crowds with nods to violence.

In response to questions, Burns said he does not endorse violence: “Me talking about going to war for Donald Trump is simply a call to action for Republicans to be verbal in support of our conservative values and support for this president.”

Later during the conference, radio host Wayne Allyn Root proudly recalled punching classmates as one of the few white students at his predominantly black high school. A “kid comes up to me and I knock him unconscious. Second kid, a week later, I knocked his entire front row of teeth out. He’s on the floor going ‘where are my teeth, where are my teeth,’” Root told the crowd. “My buddies and I were high-fiving and laughing. Man, it was funny.”

Root then connected the beatings to politics: “To win in politics, which is the roughest game in the world, you’ve got to be a natural-born killer. Not a wallflower. You’ve got to be a pitbull.”

Wayne Allyn Root recounts high school fight: “I knocked him unconscious.”

The conservative talk radio host was met with laughter and applause.

We recorded the comments at the conference as part of our “Trump, Inc.” reporting project and podcast.

Asked for comment, Root said he was simply defending himself. “I don’t recommend violence to anybody, ever,” he said. Asked by whom he was attacked, Root said it was “black students and Italian rough students.”

Burns and Root have both long campaigned in support of Trump. Burns gave the benediction on the first day of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, for which he drew criticism for referring to Democrats as “the enemy.” Root also campaigned for Trump during the last election, saying he looked forward to supporters taking over the capital with “pitchforks, jack hammers and blowtorches.” (The Trump campaign declared Roots’ comments “completely unacceptable.”)

About a thousand people attended last weekend’s American Priority Festival and Conference. It drew many speakers from the president’s orbit, including Trump Jr., Sanders and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, as well as former Trump campaign aide and now-felon George Papadopoulos.

In between sessions, men milled about wearing shirts popular with the extreme right-wing group Proud Boys. One of the shirts read, “Yamaguchi did nothing wrong.” Otoya Yamaguchi was a Japanese ultranationalist who murdered the head of Japan’s socialist party. The back of the shirt shows an image of the killing.

Asked for comment, White House spokesman Steven Groves sent an email asserting his responses were “off the record” (we did not agree to this) and saying we should, “Make sure to include Obama and Biden’s violent rhetoric as well.” He did not reply to a request for examples of Obama or Biden using such rhetoric. (Biden has said he would “beat the hell” out of Trump if they were high school classmates, a comment Biden later said he regretted.)

Trump Jr. and Sanders did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

After the video became public, conference organizer Alex Phillips said the media was ignoring the fact that there had been a panel titled “Political Violence.” That panel focused on left-wing protesters known as Antifa.

Phillips did not respond to our request for comment. A spokeswoman for the conference gave the following statement: “The conference was managed in a professional manner with attention to important areas, reputation and relationships. We’ve had amazing media support and attendance and to have any form of violence come from this conference is not only shocking, it’s a sad time for us all.”

 
 
 
It Is ME
5  It Is ME    one month ago

Pastor Mark Burns - “Me talking about going to war for Donald Trump is simply a call to action for Republicans to be verbal in support of our conservative values and support for this president.”

Sounds Okay to me ! 

Especially when you're working against thoughts like this:

NYT: Democrats Have Declared 'Total War' on Trump

Democrats are moving toward a "total war" against President Donald Trump – with liberal activists leading the charge ahead of this weekend's selection of a national chairman, The New York Times reported.

Gov. Jay Inslee - "My belief is, we have to resist every way and everywhere"

But senior Democratic officials concede that the blueprint has already been chosen for them — by an incensed army of liberals demanding no less than total war against President Trump ," the Times' reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns wrote.

Christine Quinn, a vice chairwoman of the New York State Democratic Committee, - "This isn't a time for polite parties anymore. This is a time to take a different posture of true aggressiveness. "

Liberals luv these "Fake Hypocritical outrages"...… don't they ?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
6  Sean Treacy    one month ago

Reverand Wright.

 
 
 
Tessylo
6.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Sean Treacy @6    one month ago

What about Reverend Wright?

 
 
 
bbl-1
6.2  bbl-1  replied to  Sean Treacy @6    4 weeks ago

So Mr. Treacy, your bringing up Rev. Wright atones that you are sympathetic to the institution of Antebellum Slavery?

 
 
 
SteevieGee
7  SteevieGee    one month ago

So...  War against whom?

 
 
 
Freefaller
7.1  Freefaller  replied to  SteevieGee @7    one month ago
War against whom?

I would guess anyone who doesn't think, believe or act just like him

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
7.1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Freefaller @7.1    one month ago

Why in the hell would anyone want to think, believe, or even act like him?

Oh.... I get it..... Do unto others before they do unto you!  

 
 
 
It Is ME
7.1.2  It Is ME  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @7.1.1    one month ago
Oh.... I get it..... Do unto others before they do unto you!  

Better than:

"Keep Placating others while they do unto you !"

That's been going on for "Decades" now !

 
 
 
SteevieGee
7.1.3  SteevieGee  replied to  Freefaller @7.1    4 weeks ago
I would guess anyone who doesn't think, believe or act just like him

So...  Most of America then.

 
 
 
Freefaller
7.1.4  Freefaller  replied to  SteevieGee @7.1.3    4 weeks ago

Yup

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
8  FLYNAVY1    one month ago

So good of you to remind us about placating those where Trump properties are found or wanted by your Messiah while he screws America.

 
 
 
It Is ME
8.1  It Is ME  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @8    one month ago
So good of you to remind us about placating those where Trump properties are found or wanted by your Messiah while he screws America.

Deflect much ? jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
bbl-1
9  bbl-1    one month ago

"Go to war for Donald J. Trump."  ? ?  faux pastor Mark Burns.

Uh----------Ok pastor.  The ( Stormy Who ) guy needs the help.

 
 
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