WaPo op-ed advocates military coup to save democracy from Trump

In an op-ed published at the Washington Post earlier this week, retired NPR star Garrison Keillor became the latest to advocate a military coup to save democracy from Donald Trump, Newsbusters reported Friday.

“And now, a new anxiety that our history has not prepared us for, a fear that we have elected George III to the presidency and we may not survive three and a half more years of his madness. For the first time in our history, we are looking to generals to save us from democracy,” he wrote.

“We Democrats bear some responsibility,” he added. “Hillary Clinton was a symbolic candidate with a nice résumé who lacked the ability to connect with voters. This is a fatal flaw. She was almost beaten in the primaries by an elderly Vermont socialist. The party, bitterly divided, stuck to symbolism and tried to elect the First Woman President, though most women were not enthused about her. The party apparatus assumed she had to win. Who could possibly lose to an invincibly ignorant blowhard New York developer with a peroxide ducktail? As it turned out, she could.”

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“And now we think about the man picking up the red phone instead of Twitter and ordering fire and fury like the world has never seen and the death of 10 million people. We trust the order will be disobeyed, a de facto military coup, and the man will be packed off to Walter Reed and what then?”

He wasn’t finished, and even threw his Christian cousin under the bus.

“We’ve never been here before. A fourth of the population will approve of anything the king does, including my cousin, a godly man who believes the king will safeguard Christians against a liberal elite that is out to confiscate their Bibles. On the paranoia spectrum, this is just below the fear that invisible beams from the microwave may force you to eat toilet cleaner. Evidently my cousin is not getting the uninterrupted sleep he needs,” he said.

Tim Graham rebutted:

So Gary can panic that Trump is going to casually annihiliate ten million humans like he’s sending an angry tweet against Anderson Cooper, but he thinks someone else is on the “paranoia spectrum.”

Keillor, by the way, isn’t the only one to call for a military coup.  As we reported earlier this month, alleged comedian Chelsea Handler also called on generals to take Trump out of the White House.

“To all the generals surrounding our idiot-in-chief…the longer U wait to remove him, the longer UR name will appear negatively in history,” she tweeted.

Naturally, she got her clock thoroughly cleaned on Twitter.  Will Keillor get similar treatment?

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