A prominent pastor and conspiracy theorist is calling on President Donald Trump to use “hollow-point bullets” against protesters in Portland.
Rick Wiles, who runs the far-right website TruNews, made the plea this week during a broadcast of his TV show.
While addressing White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Wiles called on the president to make use of bullets purchased by federal agencies during the Obama administration.
“Mr. Meadows, please tell President Trump that he is now in possession of Obama bullets — 2 billion ‘Bama bullets. You’re in possession of them now,” Wiles said. “You got the ‘Bama bullets and you can put down the [insurrection] … you can put it down. You have the ‘Bama bullets in your hands.”
Wiles further claims that the bullets, which spurred conspiracy theories among conservatives about a government takeover during the last administration, were “hoarded” by Obama “to round up Christians and constitutionalists under a President Hillary Clinton.”
“You don’t have to tolerate this anymore. They were purchased for the purpose of putting down an insurrection,” Wiles said. “Well, you got one, so put the hollow-point bullets to good use and get out there and put down this communist revolution so the rest of us can live our lives peacefully.”
The Christian commentator is no stranger to outlandish claims. Wile’s YouTube channel was permanently banned earlier this year after a string of controversial remarks.
A fervent supporter of Trump, Wiles claimed in November of 2019 that the impeachment of the president represented a “Jew coup.”
Trump in 2018 famously took a question from a TruNews reporter after the anti-semitic site was granted access to a presidential press conference.
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