‘Reichstag moment’: Joint Chiefs chairman feared Trump was laying groundwork for coup

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He was, as evidenced by his coup attempt on January 6th of this year.


We all watched it in real time, couldn’t believe there was no security at the capital


Just not a very good coup. Fortunately we benefited from the fact he’s not nearly as intelligent as he thinks he is, he takes advice from people even less competent, and he never fully understood the government levers he was charged to pull on. We were actually fortunate, this could have been worse.


I know USAToday, I watched it live. Didn’t you?


The biggest truth of the trump presidency is that while his stupidity and cowardice was bad for the country, it was also our one saving grace. Had he been bolder and strategic, our Democratic institutions would not have survived.