Would Trump have dared to stage a coup after the 2020 election?

New book by two Washington Post reporters alleges, Yes!

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/563117-top-generals-feared-trump-would-attempt-coup-after-election-and-had-informal

“Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley and others were concerned that Trump or his allies would stage a coup in an attempt to have him stay in power, according to Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker’s new book, ‘I Alone Can Fix It,’…”

“‘Milley told his staff that he believed Trump was stoking unrest, possibly in hopes of an excuse to invoke the Insurrection Act and call out the military,’ according to the book.”

“According to CNN, the book reports that Milley and other Joint Chiefs were considering resigning one at a time to avoid carrying out the orders of the former president, which they worried might be dangerous or illegal.”

I am so glad Donald Trump is out of power and unable to allegedly attempt to seize control of the government. It’s something worthy of a third-world dictator, not the leader of the free world! The United States must retain the Constitution as its ultimate authority, not the whims of one person. But what if Trump wins back the White House in 2024? Or the next time an unstable person occupies the Oval Office? New safeguards need to be put in place, and perhaps new legislation enacted, to prevent a future loose cannon from attempting to wrest power from the people and their elected representatives.

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