As Democrats accelerated their impeachment inquiry targeting Donald Trump last week, the president himself unleashed series of increasingly bizarre and outrageous statements, culminating in his open call for the government of Ukraine to open a “major investigation” into former United States Vice President Joe Biden — the current frontrunner to oppose Trump in the 2020 presidential election, as reported by The Inquisitr. Trump’s pressure on Ukraine to investigate Biden has led House Democrats to open an impeachment inquiry into the president’s actions.
Since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the official impeachment inquiry on September 24, Trump has taken to his Twitter account at a rate never before seen — even for the Twitter-obsessed president. According to CNBC, in the first seven days following the impeachment inquiry announcement, Trump tweeted an average of nearly 40 times per day, a higher rate than any other seven day period since his inauguration.
The overwhelming majority of those tweets addressed the impeachment inquiry directly, specifically attacking House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff, one of the leading Democratic figures in the impeachment efforts. As The Inquisitr reported, Trump has baselessly accused Schiff of “treason,” condemned the impeachment inquiry — which follows a process spelled out in the U.S. Constitution — as a “coup,” and in one especially blunt tweet, dismissed the entire impeachment proceeding as, in all capital letters, “BULLS**T.”
But on Friday, holding an impromptu question and answer session with reporters outside the White House as he prepared to board the waiting Marine One helicopter, Trump made one of his most bizarre and inexplicable statements of the week, claiming, as The Independent reported, that his ongoing battles against Democrats and the press has led to a historic surge in Christian church membership, saying that his presidency has “electrified” Christians.
“I got a call the other night from pastors, the biggest pastors, Evangelical Christians. They said that they have never seen our religion or any religion so electrified,” Trump told reporters, as quoted by The Independent.
“They say they have never seen anything like it. Churches are joining. Hundreds of thousands of people.
“And you know that’s to a large extent because of you and your partners, the Democrats,” he continued, directly referring to the members of media present.
Trump says his fight with the Democrats and Media has led to a Christian revival bigger than any in history. pic.twitter.com/1D4a1I7uiL
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) October 4, 2019
But as over-the-top as Trump’s claim may have seemed, according to an Associated Press report, a seemingly unshakeable contingent of Trump supporters last week attended a rally led by evangelist and close Trump associate Franklin Graham.
“I do feel like we are, as Christians, the first line of defense for the president,” one attendee at the Graham rally, 44-year-old Christina Jones, told the AP. Trump, she said, is “supporting our Christian principles and trying to do his best.”