Trump spent his last Friday in the White House overthrowing the government by invoking martial law with Mike Lindell, CEO of My Pillow.
Lindell showed reporters his notes on his coup attempt before going to the White House:
Michael Lindell, CEO of @MyPillowUSA, shows off his notes before walking to the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC on Friday, January 15, 2021. pic.twitter.com/AY6AyJNSyE
– Jabin Botsford (@jabinbotsford) January 15, 2021
It seems that the grand scheme, which was so epic that it required a meeting in the Oval Office, was to take advantage of the Capitol attack that Trump instigated to declare martial law:
It looks like the “My Pillow” guy asked the president to apply the “Insurrection Act now as a result of the attack” and then “martial law if necessary”. https://t.co/lttekVSJBu
– Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) January 15, 2021
As you can see, Lindell showed up with a full plan of who should fire and replace so Trump could declare martial law.
A declaration of martial law is the only thing Trump could do to get Mitch McConnell to get the Senate back into session early and remove Trump from office.
Even by Trump’s standards, it’s amazing that he would consider using the attack that charged him a second time as a tool to stay in power.
Everyone who buys My Pillow products supports the overthrow of democracy in the United States. The internal enemies of democracy are showing their faces, and it is time for the nation to get rid of them all.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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