Speaking on his Pass the Salt Live podcast this week, right-wing Christian “activist” Dave Daubenmire said Christians need to be more violent, declaring that the “only thing that is going to save Western civilization is a more aggressive, a more violent Christianity.”
He then played the clip of President Trump shoving aside Montenegro’s president at the NATO summit this week and praised him for being “large and in charge.”
“Look at him!” Daubenmire exclaimed. “They’re all little puppies, ain’t nobody barking at him … He’s walking in authority. He walked to the front and center and they all know it, too, man. He just spanked them all.”
“The Lord is showing us a picture of the authority we should be walking in,” he added.
Daubenmire turned to the story of Republican Greg Gianforte who was just elected to a Montana congressional seat. Gianforte made headlines when he assaulted a reporter who questioned him on his support for the GOP’s Obamacare repeal plan.
“People are sick and tired of it,” Daubenmire said. “They’re saying, ‘Yes, a fighter! Go, dude, go!’ … Who won? The dude that took the other dude to the ground.”
Watch the video below, via Right Wing Watch:
Update, 10/19/2018: President Trump apparently agrees with Daubenmire.
At a rally in Montana this Thursday, praised Gianforte for his past assault on a reporter.
“But Greg is smart. And by the way, never wrestle him. You understand that? Never.
Any guy that can do a body slam, he’s my kind of … He was my guy,” Trump said.
“I shouldn’t say this, because — there’s nothing to be embarrassed about,” he continued. “So I was in Rome with a lot of the leaders from other countries talking about all sorts of things, and I heard about it. And we endorsed Greg very early, but I had heard that he body-slammed a reporter.”
After saying Democrats are the party of crime, Trump welcomes Greg Gianforte — actual violent criminal — up on the stage. pic.twitter.com/a7QBFe9Sng
— Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) October 19, 2018
“And he was way up. And he was way up. And I said, oh, this was like the day of the election, or just before, and I said, oh, this is terrible, he’s going to lose the election. Then I said, well, wait a minute, I know Montana pretty well. I think it might help him. And it did!”
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