Yesterday (that is, 19 December, 2020, I write this on 20 December), the news media reported that Trump and his advisors gathered in a “heated meeting” at which his more deranged staff members pressed him to declare martial law—in effect, staging a coup (1). Apparently, he was rather receptive to the idea.
The reports also say that his *less* deranged aides (admittedly a relative measure in the Orange White House) were appalled, and that a shouting match followed.
This morning, Trump said that no such thing happened, and that the reports are “Fake News.”(2).
But…given the nature of the current administration, you know that “fake” here means that the reality is far, far worse, and the only thing “untrue” about the reports is that they left out the genuinely gruesome bits—like, say, concentration camps for liberals, firing squads for Never Trumpers, and replacing the Statue Of Liberty with a 400 foot tall sculpture of Donald himself…
And entitled, of course, (what else?), the Colossus Of Daddy Issues.
Chilling, isn’t it?
Sources And Credits
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