One of President Donald Trump's evangelical advisors says it would be a mistake for his political opponents to continue their attacks on the 45th president even after he leaves office – whenever that might be.
It appears that Trump's enemies aren't planning to let go of their hatred for him, regardless of the election outcome. For example, CBS News reported on Monday that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has expanded his probe to look for possible crimes of fraud and tax evasion stemming from Trump's pre-presidential career as a businessman.
Trump advisor Dr. Robert Jeffress says that would be a mistake. "I have no doubt that some of the president's enemies will try to go after him once he's no longer president of the United States – and I think it's a very unwise thing to do," he tells One News Now.
"We live in a country where you just don't attack your political enemies and try to incarcerate them," the Southern Baptist pastor adds.
Jeffress contends that continued attacks on Trump would only incense the perhaps-majority of Americans who voted for him to serve a second term.
"I think if the Democrats are really serious about wanting to unify our country, then they can't immediately disenfranchise the 74-million people who voted for President Trump," he argues.
But, Jeffress notes, it's apparent the radical elements that run the Democratic Party and the socialist left have been unable to heal themselves of their pathological hatred of the president – to the point where they're threatening to vent their wrath even on his supporters after he leaves office.
"I think that is part of a bigger effort to cancel out any conservative viewpoints – especially those that are rooted in Scripture," Jeffress offers. "So, I don't doubt that there's going to be a continued effort to silence those voices."
And the continued attacks on Trump himself might be the opening salvos against a possible third run at the White House for the president in 2024. Fox News reported yesterday that Trump – "behind closed doors" – has told advisors that he wants to run again in four years if his legal challenges in several battleground states fall short of giving him the Oval Office this time around.