DONALD TRUMP has warned moves to oust him from office amount to ‘treason’ and would spark a ‘civil war-like fracture’.
Yesterday the US president, who is facing impeachment, used Twitter to suggest his opponents should be arrested and claimed to be the victim of a ‘witch hunt’.
In a post about Adam Schiff, the Intelligence Committee head leading the impeachment proceedings, Mr Trump wrote: ‘Arrest for Treason?’
And on Sunday, he tweeted a comment from the pastor of a Dallas church, the Rev Robert Jeffress, warning of ‘civil war’.
‘If the Democrats are successful in removing the president from office, it will cause a civil war-like fracture in this nation from which our country will never heal,’ Mr Jeffress had said on Fox News, which the president quoted.
The tweet provoked outrage from an Illinois Republican congressman, Adam Kinzinger.
The former Air Force pilot said on Sunday: ‘I have visited nations ravaged by civil war… This is beyond repugnant.’
The inquiry against Mr Trump was launched after it emerged he phoned Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to urge him to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden.