Trump calls on Republicans to ‘toughen up’ or risk losing re-election: Report

President Donald Trump has made it clear that he is unafraid to take on the radicals in the far left of the Democratic Party — and now, he’s calling on Republicans to join him on the battlefield.

According to Fox News, Trump has ordered members of the GOP to “toughen up” and take a side in the ongoing “culture war,” lest they find themselves out of job after November’s elections.

“We are in a culture war,” Trump said in an Oval Office interview with RealClearPolitics that was published Wednesday, according to Fox.

He went on: “If the Republicans don’t toughen up and get smart and get strong and protect our heritage and protect our country, I think they’re going to have a very tough election.”

“Another Venezuela”

The call to arms comes in the wake of the president’s veritable declaration of war against “far-left fascism” and the “left-wing cultural revolution” in a July 3 speech at Mount Rushmore, Fox noted.

Speaking with RealClearPolitics, Trump pointed to recent displays of violence in Democrat-run cities across America as evidence that the left is engaged in what he described at Mount Rushmore as “a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children.”

In that vein, Trump said a win for a Democrat like Joe Biden this November would result in financial collapse and an increasingly powerful and overreaching central government in the U.S. — “a system that nobody’s going to want to be a part of, a system that will lead to another Venezuela.”

A Biden presidency would also bring about “a massive and very deep depression in this country because he intends to raise taxes massively on everybody to pay for programs that don’t work,” Trump said, according to RealClearPolitics.

“I follow my instinct”

In his attempt to prevent that from happening and continue pushing back against the “culture war,” Trump vowed that he’ll keep following his gut.

“My instincts have been right. I follow my instinct,” Trump reportedly told RealClearPolitics. “I follow the brain; the brain has gotten me far.”

RealClearPolitics noted in its report that most Republicans cheered on President Trump’s Independence Day speeches at both Mount Rushmore and the White House, while Democrats and the media largely launched baseless attacks. But that doesn’t mean members of the GOP are ready to stand alongside the president in what has become an all-out culture battle.

If they don’t, however, Republicans could be facing a reckoning this fall.

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