As part of his tweeting and retweeting on Wednesday, President Donald Trump proudly promoted a posting from the Cowboys for Trump Twitter account that contains a video in which a member of the group declares, “I’ve come to the conclusion that the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.”

The statement was made by Couy Griffin, the founder of Cowboys for Trump, who made the remarks at an anti-lockdown protest. Griffin has repeatedly said that he and his group don’t rule out resorting to violence if coronavirus restrictions aren’t lifted. In a recent interview, Griffin told a reporter for The Daily Beast:

“You get to pick your poison: you either go before a firing squad, or you get the end of the rope. I’ll tell you what, partner, as far as I’m concerned, there’s not an option that’s not on the table.”

Here’s the video Trump retweeted, along with a message from the president, “Thank you Cowboys. See you in New Mexico!”

The fact that a sitting president would promote such hateful and violent language drew an immediate response:

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