Did Donald Trump call for a civil war? How a retweet led to wild speculation

The ex-president reshared a post by Truth Social user 'MAGA King Thanos' that seemed to indicate or predict a civil war in America in response to inflation


                            Did Donald Trump call for a civil war? How a retweet led to wild speculation
Donald Trump shared a post on Truth Social that seemed to suggest or predict a civil war in America (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Donald Trump’s resharing of a post that appeared to be a call or prediction of civil war in America has led to a slew of attacks on him. The former president re-shared a comment, which read “Civil war” by a Truth Social user “MAGA King Thanos” on his social media network.

MAGA King Thanos” had written "Civil war" in a post along with a screenshot of a tweet from El Salvador President Nayib Bukele that read, “The most powerful country in the world is falling so fast, that it makes you rethink what are the real reasons. Something so big and powerful can’t be destroyed so quickly, unless the enemy comes from within."

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Screenshot showing Donald Trump resharing the post (@gtconway3d/Twitter)

 

Bukele’s tweet was a reaction to a Bloomberg tweet that noted, “Inflation stings most if you earn less than $300K. Here's how to deal: ➡️ Take the bus ➡️ Don’t buy in bulk ➡️ Try lentils instead of meat ➡️ Nobody said this would be fun.” The 40-year-old Salvadoran politician is reportedly infamous for calling himself “the coolest dictator in the world".

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Former US President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office before signing an executive order related to regulating social media on May 28, 2020, in Washington, DC (Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)

 

But as soon as Trump’s re-post came to light, his critics did not miss a chance to slam him, with conservative political activist George Conway tweeting, “Nothing to see here. Just a former president of the United States sharing a social media post advocating or predicting civil war in the United States. No biggie.” In another tweet, George, who is Trump’s former aide Kellyanne Conway’s husband, added, “Lord, forgive me for coveting another social media site."

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Representative Adam Daniel Kinzinger tweeted, “Any of my fellow Republicans wanna speak out now?  Or are we just wanting to get through ‘just one more election first…?’” Democratic Representative Eric Swalwell also ridiculed Trump, “Donald Trump is calling for Civil War. Of course, like Vietnam and the walk to the Insurrection, he won’t be man enough to fight it.”

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Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally in the Rodeo Arena at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on October 29, 2016, in Golden, Colorado (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

 


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Other than leaders and politicians, several people also jumped on Twitter to criticize the 45th president of America with a user tweeting, “Mitch McConnell said he'd ‘absolutely’ support Trump if he is the Republican nominee in 2024 So would Kevin McCarthy Most of the GOP in Congress would as well So instead of writing stories about Hunter Biden's laptop Will media now ask Republicans if they support a Civil War.”

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“We need to do more than just make jokes on Twitter. Trump isn’t joking. We need to take comments like this serious and do something about it,” another user suggested. “I am sorry for my colorful language, but I don't understand why the f**k nobody is doing anything substantial to even make it look like we are officially concerned about this as a nation,” the third one noted.

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Donald Trump waits on the arrival of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House on May 16, 2017, in Washington, DC (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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A person claimed, “Truth social is a plague on the Nation.” Another one added, “It was predicted long ago that Trump would burn down the country to get vindication if he feels he was wronged. The probability is Hillary won in 2016 but bowed out to prevent this. Had she not they would have found some unusual goings on at the last second.”


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Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.