A White House meeting Trump held to discuss overturning the election alarmed some White House staffers.
Btw, these are people who are used to Trump’s insane, inflammatory and anti-democratic rhetoric.
With just a month to go before Biden is sworn into office, Trump has been ramping up efforts to remain in the Oval Office, trying to convince millions that election fraud is to blame for his HUGE loss at the polls.
A heated Oval Office meeting on Friday where Trump heard arguments about invoking martial law to stay in office had some WH officials sounding the alarm to the press.
Trump’s pardoned former national security adviser, Michael Flynn did a test-run for the martial law plan on right-wing television network Newsmax last week (speaking for an audience of one, no doubt.) He was invited to the White House on Friday.
Trump dismissed reports of the martial law discussion as ‘fake news’ in a tweet Sunday, but two people familiar with the matter said that the plan was argued in the Oval Office on Friday.
Even the mention of martial law will excite many Trumpers who still seem to believe the election result was fraudulent, inciting violence to bring the idea into fruition.
Elizabeth Neumann, former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security under Trump said on CNN,
“In the conspiratorial conservative base of supporting Trump, there are calls for using the Insurrection Act to declare martial law.
When they hear that the president is actually considering this, there are violent extremist groups that look at this as a dog whistle, an excuse to go out and create … violence.”
Violent extremist groups, especially White supremacists, are ramping up the rhetoric with calls for to overthrow the United States government.
These groups believe that will take place through a civil war and look to
“accelerate the chaos, accelerate the coming of the civil war.
So when they hear that the president is open to this idea of martial law, we may see certain groups mobilizing to commit acts that, in their minds, a justification for the use of the Insurrection Act.”
And it looks like there’s an organized protest for the day of the inauguration…
“At the White House on Friday, President Trump held what may have been his most deranged meeting yet. In it, the president raged at his loyalists for betraying him, and discussed taking extralegal measures to overturn the election.”https://t.co/8sa2sDMJNO— MURRAY🧢🇺🇸 (@murray_nyc) December 20, 2020