Radio host Michael Savage said his chilling warning of violence by "marginal" people – a day before a gunman opened fire, wounding GOP Rep. Steve Scalise and others at a suburban Washington baseball field – portends partisan hatred that is only "going to get worse."
"The Savage Nation" host railed at escalating anti-Trump "resistance" during his Tuesday syndicated show.
"Do you understand that there are people out there who are marginal, who are going to go off like a rocket and kill somebody?" Savage asked.
"I don't know how much more of this the country can take," Savage added, referring to recent protests of President Donald Trump, including allusions to violence by comedian Kathy Griffin and in a Central Park production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."
"We are at a boiling point," he told listeners. "There's going to be a civil war."
Savage said Trump, in his reaction Wednesday to the shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., lost an opportunity to "take control" of the narrative – and blamed Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., saying he "stoked hate against Republicans and the rich."
"This blood is on Bernie's hands, and he should be put in jail for this. He incited violence," Savage charged.
On the Senate floor Wednesday, Sanders condemned the suspect, whom the independent senator said "apparently volunteered" for his presidential campaign.
Many people "think predicting things like I did yesterday is just talk; well it's not," Savage said. "I know what's coming, and it's going to get worse."
"There are things I'd like to say on the radio, but I practice responsibility," Savage added. "But people say whatever they want on Twitter and Facebook with no filters. Like I said yesterday, there are marginal people out there and soon one of them will act. Well, one of them has. When will the next one take action?"
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