At Pro-Trump Conference, Michael Flynn Calls for Military Coup Against U.S. Government

HeadlineJun 01, 2021

Ex-President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, called Sunday for a military coup d’état to overthrow the U.S. government — similar to the February coup in Burma that killed hundreds of people. Flynn is a former Army general who was pardoned by Trump for lying to the FBI. He was speaking at a weekend conference in Dallas convened by QAnon conspiracy theorists and other Trump supporters. Flynn fielded a question from an audience member who identified himself as a marine.

Audience member: “I want to know why what happened in [Myanmar] can’t happen here.”

Michael Flynn: “No reason. I mean, it should happen here. No reason. Right? That’s right.”

Michael Flynn now denies he was endorsing a coup. He also said that President Trump won the election and the Electoral College vote.

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