Coup de Don?
As we count down Trump’s final days, it’s easy to focus on his loss and the legal consequences he might face.
Republican-run state legislatures are sounding off; they won’t allow the White House to pressure them into appointing new electors loyal to Trump and send them to their state capitals to vote against their people’s wishes on December the 14th. That ain’t in the cards however.
Ask yourself this; why is Trump firing the top people in the Department of Defense and replacing them with civilians loyal to the President? Why is he soon to fire Gina Haspel, the head of the CIA? Why is the Director of The FBI’s name, Chris Wray, being kicked around as a short timer? What’s the point?
Is it possible that Trump is positioning people to stave off a transition of power? I know that sounds insane, but how else do you explain his rhetoric, his embracing the evangelicals who say he was robbed, his courting groups of right-wing militia with anti-government diatribes?
Trump would not hesitate to stay in power by orchestrating a coup, or simply claiming that he was robbed and bringing in the military to support his claim. But that couldn’t happen right? Well, the military does one thing well. They follow orders. But religion can throw a wrench into the mix, and if believers believe Trump represents God, then all bets are off.
Mark Milley is a United States Army general and the 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is the highest-ranking and most senior military officer in the United States Armed Forces. And he has said that the military will never assist Trump in a quest to stay in power.
So watch Mark Milley. If Trump replaces him, something just hit the fan, and then all bets are off.
I hope I’m wrong.