Ex-McCain Adviser: Trump Has Stoked A “Cold Civil War”
Steve Schmidt, a former adviser to Arizona Senator John McCain, said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump has “stoked a cold civil war” in the United States, commenting after numerous pipe bombs were sent to prominent Democrats.
> “Trump has stoked a cold civil war in this Country,” Schmidt wrote. “His rallies brim with menace and he has labeled journalists as enemies of the people. That someone would seek to kill their political enemies is not aberrational but rather inevitable consequence of Trump’s incitement.”
> “The targets are political not coincidental,” he continued. “Trump, the greatest demagogue in American history has celebrated violence over and over again. It looks like someone finally took Trump both literally and seriously. The WH will feign outrage when this obvious point is made.”
> “No journalist or commentator should be intimidated from making this point,” Schmidt concluded in his tweets. “The stoking of hatred and sundering of the American people was always going to lead to terrible consequences. Chief amongst them would be the initiation of partisan or sectarian violence within our country.”