Fox News’ Jesse Watters suggests: We may have an anti-Trump ‘coup on our hands in America’

On Saturday, Fox News’ Jesse Waters suggested there may be a coup d’etat underway in America to bring down the Trump administration, Mediaite reported.

“The investigation into Donald Trump’s campaign has been crooked from the jump. But the scary part is we may now have proof the investigation was weaponized to destroy his presidency for partisan political purposes and to disenfranchise millions of American voters. Now, if that’s true, we have a coup on our hands in America,” he said.

Waters was responding to news of anti-Trump texts from Peter Strzok and another FBI agent, including references to an “insurance policy,” and concluded this is “smoking gun evidence” that agents investigating the president and allegations of collusion with Russia believed it was their duty to protect the country from him.

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Here’s video of his comments:

Watters discussed the matter with Kellyanne Conway, displaying a chyron that asked: “A coup in America?”

Never-Trumper Evan McMullin decried the chyron, while pushing the fake news that Trump colluded with the Russian government:

Other Never-Trumpers were also triggered by the use of the word, The Hill reported:


According to The Hill:

Fox News hosts and conservatives have seized on the messages and are ratcheting up their efforts to discredit Mueller’s investigation as he begins to reach into the president’s inner circle in his investigation of Russian interference in the presidential election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Trump’s defenders are suggesting Mueller stocked his team with Democrats and therefore his probe is flawed.

The sad fact however, is that leftists have been pushing a coup against Trump from the moment he won last year’s election.  As we reported multiple times, leftists threatened to murder him, burned down their cities in protest, then went after electors with bribes and death threats.

None of that worked, despite all the calls from Hollywood leftists.

For more than a year, liberals have sought to undermine the presidency with phony allegations of Russian collusion.  That effort appears to be failing, so leftists are now shifting gears, desperate to remove Trump from office by any means necessary.

Earlier this month, Rush Limbaugh noted:

Now, what is happening here, in my humble opinion — and I’m not alone in this, and I’m not saying this for the first time — I think there is and has been, ever since Trump was elected, a silent coup to get him out of office ultimately. And before that is realized, they want to totally discredit Trump. They cannot stand that an outsider has come in and become the most powerful man in the free world. They literally can’t stand it. The taste in their mouths is rancid, and they’ve got to get rid of it.

This is such an affront to them intellectually, personally, and so forth. Trump has to go. And it doesn’t matter party affiliation, Republicans and Democrats alike who are members in good standing in the swamp, mostly agree that we can’t abide them, we just can’t have an outsider come in, elections notwithstanding. So what we have here, folks, is, when you strip it all away, an attempt to invalidate a duly constituted presidential election.

They first tried to get public opinion revved up against Trump on the concept of colluding with the Russians to alter the election. That didn’t work. Because there never was any collusion, there never was any evidence. They tried to even manufacture evidence with a phony, fake Trump dossier, but even that wouldn’t move public opinion.

So now they’re on to obstruction of justice leading to impeachment, and it is the conclusion of many learned legal minds that the guilty plea of Michael Flynn confirms what this is, that it is the fact that the collusion probe is over. So if you look at Flynn copping a plea for lying to the FBI in the context of collusion, you’re missing the boat. That’s not what this is about. They’re gonna keep talking about it. They will continue to use it as cover for what they’re really doing. But Mueller has no constraints.

Remember, when he was impaneled by the deputy attorney general, Rosenstein, there was no limit on his direction. There was no crime elucidated for him to pursue. This is wide open; he can go look for anything anywhere that he wants. The guilty pleas he’s got, the indictment have nothing to do with the presidential campaign. You know, Manafort and this other guy. They’re in legal jeopardy for things that happened long before they even became part of the Trump campaign. So that thing has fallen apart.

So where we’re at now is that this is an impeachment investigation. And just to review how we know this, look at Flynn and what he copped a plea to. He copped a plea to lying to investigators. He didn’t cop a plea to being part of a scheme to tamper with elections. The whole premise of this thing he didn’t plead guilty to. Now, if a prosecutor has an accomplice cooperator, which is what Flynn is, who gives the government incriminating information about the scheme that’s under investigation, then that’s half your case won.

He added:

Even though Michael Flynn’s interactions with the Russian ambassador did not amount to Trump campaign collusion, they did show that the Trump transition was dabbling in foreign relations with Putin regime, which, of course, is perfectly fine if it’s occurring during the transition and you’re using it to set up relationships ongoing. But if you’re attempting to undermine the sitting or current administration’s foreign policy, why, then they might have something. And that’s where they’re headed.

As a final note, this isn’t the first time Watters has observed that there is a coup in place to take Trump out, as we reported here


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