Trump Express Fears Over Democrat Winning Mid Term ElectionBy: - BBC News Staff 29th August 2018
Trump has express fear that his policies will be "violently" overturned if the Democrats win November's mid-term elections.
He told Evangelical leaders that the vote was a "referendum" on freedom of speech and religion, and that these were threatened by "violent people".
He appealed to conservative Christian groups for help, saying they were one vote away from "losing everything".
Mid-term elections are widely seen as a test of the president's popularity.
Mr Trump has been battling negative publicity after two of former aides were convicted earlier this month.
An audio recording of Mr Trump's closed-door meeting with Evangelical leaders at the White House was leaked to US media.
During the meeting, Mr Trump said the mid-term elections were not just a referendum on him but also "on your religion, it's a referendum on free speech and the First Amendment [guaranteeing basic freedoms]".
"It's not a question of like or dislike, it's a question that they will overturn everything that we've done and they will do it quickly and violently. And violently. There is violence. When you look at Antifa - these are violent people," he said