Trouble in Trumpville reawakens civil war mood in Gettysburg

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Trouble in Trumpville reawakens civil war mood in Gettysburg

At the site of a key 1863 battle, conflicting views on Trump clash around fears of another war between left and right

Nick Allen

When Donald Trump last week evoked the spectre of civil war if he was impeached by Democrats, he faced outrage from across the political divide.

But in Gettysburg, the site of more than 50,000 casualties in one of the most pivotal confrontations of the actual Civil War, most people stand with the president.

Two conflicting interpretations of impeachment have taken hold across America. Democrats believe Trump committed treason by pressuring the Ukraine and China to dig up dirt on Joe Biden. But Republicans are equally convinced that Biden is a corrupt creature of the “swamp”, who should be investigated...

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