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Trump suggests that a terror attack could help Republicans in the 2018 midterms: Report

The implications of his flippant words are deeply frightening



Chris Sosa
January 19, 2018 11:00AM (UTC)

This article originally appeared on AlterNet.

AlterNetA Wednesday report about the mood among Republican leaders facing the increasing probability of major Democratic gains in the 2018 midterm elections contains a disturbing comment attributed to President Donald Trump.

Discussing electoral possibilities, the president indicated that an attack by terrorists on U.S. soil would be helpful to the Republican Party, according to multiple sources. He specifically cited the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the U.S.

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"In private conversations, Trump has told advisers that he doesn’t think the 2018 election has to be as bad as others are predicting," the Post explains. "He has referenced the 2002 midterms, when George W. Bush and Republicans fared better after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, these people said."

The article did not contain information on how the individuals present when Trump allegedly made the remarks responded to his words.

Vox quickly published a response to the "terrifying" implications of Trump's comments, which would be alarming coming from any public figure, much less the Commander-in-Chief of the United States.


Chris Sosa

Chris Sosa is a managing editor at AlterNet. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.

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