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Fri Jun 12, 2020, 10:03 AM

When Donald Trump tried to stage a coup: Was June 1 the turning point?

Last week our president tried to send the Army into America's streets. Aides pushed back, but it was a close call

During his three and a half years in office, President Trump has succeeded in damaging every institution of politics and government, from the Department of Justice to the federal courts to the Foreign Service and the State Department to the intelligence community, public health agencies and beyond. But until fairly recently he had more or less left the U.S. military alone.
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And he never learns: He never becomes more measured or more "presidential," never stops blurting out whatever random, angry thought flashes across his brainpan. On Wednesday, Trump was right back at it, demanding that Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan crack down on protesters who have "liberated" portions of that city. He tweeted, "Take back your city NOW. If you don't do it, I will. This is not a game."

Inslee responded by saying that "a man who is totally incapable of governing should stay out of Washington state's business" and Durkan retorted, "Go back to your bunker." Perhaps the president's staff should try being that direct. No doubt they'd lose their jobs, but at least they'd still have some self-respect.

Here's the link: https://www.salon.com/2020/06/12/when-donald-trump-tried-to-stage-a-coup-was-june-1-the-turning-point/

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Reply When Donald Trump tried to stage a coup: Was June 1 the turning point? (Original post)
SharonClark Jun 2020 OP
empedocles Jun 2020 #1
Mr.Bill Jun 2020 #11
dchill Jun 2020 #12
malaise Jun 2020 #2
Sneederbunk Jun 2020 #4
BarbD Jun 2020 #14
gratuitous Jun 2020 #3
empedocles Jun 2020 #5
BComplex Jun 2020 #6
Cosmocat Jun 2020 #8
Mike 03 Jun 2020 #7
jalan48 Jun 2020 #9
Stuart G Jun 2020 #10
bucolic_frolic Jun 2020 #13

Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 10:13 AM

1. Not a new threat

Donald Trump’s Threat to Reject Election Results Alarms ...
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/23/world/americas/...
Oct 23, 2016 · Donald J. Trump has claimed, without evidence, that the election will be “rigged” and “taken away from us.” Political scientists say this type of rhetoric erodes popular faith in democracy

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Response to empedocles (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 12:37 PM

11. Yeah, it's gonna be rigged.

Trump fans shouldn't even bother to vote. They're wasting their time. Spread the word.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 12:38 PM

12. +1.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 10:13 AM

2. Get thee to the greatest page although

I am convinced the coup took place in 2016.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 10:33 AM

4. +1

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 12:53 PM

14. Completely agree.

The immediate meeting with the Russians in the Oval Office was proof and totally unnerved me.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 10:18 AM

3. "He never learns"

No, he's learned quite well that more often than not, when he pushes and pushes he gets his way. Sometimes he goes too far, but that makes no difference to him. There's always another mark to exploit, another issue to fuck up. It's exhausting trying to blunt him because he's a blunt instrument, bulling ahead. Introspection is for losers. Strategizing is a waste of time because the only strategy is push, push, push.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 10:58 AM

6. It's not just trump: it's all elected republicans, plus bill barr.

Trump never could have done it without the complicit senators.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 11:07 AM

8. THIS ... and

decades of right wing/conservative media brain screwing half the country.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 11:04 AM

7. You'd think, in normal times, that it would be a Turning Point

when people realized the president doesn't actually give a damn if hundreds of thousands Americans die from a virus, the spread of which could have been cut by two-thirds if he had exerted just a little bit of effort.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 12:24 PM

9. Trump believes he has absolute power. Great to see the statements of Inslee and Durkan.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 12:26 PM

10. K and R..nt

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 12:47 PM

13. A spontaneous outpouring of ennui broke out

What if they held a coup and nobody came?

Or was it some sort of signal to MAGAts?

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