'The coup is ongoing': Critics sound the alarm after Trump boosts message 'advocating or predicting civil war'
Critics are expressing anger and issuing warnings after Donald Trump, the former president, posted a message over the weekend on his own social media platform that well-known attorney George Conway described as “advocating or predicting civil war in the United States.”
Fox Nation propagandist and antisemitic conspiracy theorist Lara Logan had reposted a message from the right-wing “populist” President of El Salvador, that suggests the United States is “falling so fast” due to an “enemy” within.
A pro-Trump account on Trump’s Truth Social platform then commented “Civil War.”
Trump reposted that message.
“Nothing to see here,” George Conway wrote on Twitter. “Just a former president of the United States sharing a social media post advocating or predicting civil war in the United States. No biggie.”
Nothing to see here. Just a former president of the United States sharing a social media post advocating or predicting civil war in the United States. No biggie.pic.twitter.com/hKsjSc5hDl— George Conway\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@George Conway\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1653237745
Former GOP Congressman Denver Riggleman, a former National Security Agency contractor who calls himself a “Disinfo Hunter” commented: “Trump mirrors his base. Pay attention.”
GOP U.S. Congressman Adam Kinzinger:
Any of my fellow Republicans wanna speak out now? Or are we just wanting to get through \u201cjust one more election first\u2026?\u201dhttps://twitter.com/gtconway3d/status/1528415999011303425\u00a0\u2026— Adam Kinzinger (@Adam Kinzinger) 1653246749
“Tell me how … he has never egged on violence again?” asked Amanda Carpenter, a columnist at The Bulwark.
Veteran foreign correspondent and sports columnist Robert Lusetich:
When will be stop believing Trump has the slightest interest in actual democracy? Elections are an inconvenience to him. He is a political arsonist.— Robert Lusetich (@Robert Lusetich) 1653242084
“After seeking to overturn his election defeat, the former president is now endorsing the claim that we are in a ‘civil war.’ Incredibly dangerous,” wrote Brendan Nyhan, a political scientist and professor at Dartmouth College. “How long until the next gunman takes him literally and/or seriously? What about the next time he or his party lose another election?”
Attorney, journalist, SiriusXM host, and frequent cable news contributor Dean Obeidallah writes, “Trump’s suggestion of a Civil War appears to forget that on Jan 6 he and his forces tried that and FAILED. But the fact Trump can call for a civil war today is only possible because DOJ has still not prosecuted Trump–despite it being 502 days since Jan 6!”
Political commentator Lindy Li:
4 days ago, all but ONE Republican voted AGAINST the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act\n\nThis weekend Orban called for a conservative takeover by \u201cour troops\u201d\n\nToday Trump called for a civil war\n\nThe coup is ongoing. The insurrection never ended\n\nTime for everyone to wake the F up— Lindy Li (@Lindy Li) 1653287987
Gen. Milley said that we were on the brink of our own Reichstag moment, CIA Director Haspel expressed worry of a right-wing coup, and both Secretaries of Defense, Esper and Miller, have come forward saying that they had been concerned that Trump would invoke the Insurrection Act.— The Ghost of George Conway\ud83c\udf3b (@The Ghost of George Conway\ud83c\udf3b) 1653251331
This was and still is their plan.https://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1459314849524109318\u00a0\u2026— Kevin Ofchus (@Kevin Ofchus) 1653247484
ARREST. TRUMP. NOW. \n\nWhile we still can.https://twitter.com/gtconway3d/status/1528415999011303425\u00a0\u2026— Keith Olbermann (@Keith Olbermann) 1653238888
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