For two years now we’ve been hearing about President Trump planning a coup, which doesn’t make any sense, considering he’s the one in power.
The buzz online ever since Monday night has been that Trump will use his Oval Office address Tuesday night to declare a national emergency at the border and hand over construction of a wall to the military. But a draft of his speech doesn’t mention any declaration of a national emergency.
NEWS: Late draft of Trump speech this afternoon doesn’t include declaration of national emergency over border dispute; Trump instead planning to call for bipartisanship in the name of national security. https://t.co/xbHbCmKgz9
— Michael C. Bender (@MichaelCBender) January 8, 2019
Still, Michael Moore is riling up his followers with the suggestion that tonight’s speech is just a power grab by the president.
Trump’s shitshow he’ll be performing tonight is all part of the plan. He’s an autocrat who’s been itching for a “national emergency.” He hopes to prep the country for it tonight. This is how a coup begins. Seize powers u don’t have to save your own skin. Friends, be ready to act!
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 8, 2019
This is how a coup begins. Be ready to act!
100% the reason why he tested that Presidential Emergency Cell Alert System. Wait for it.
— Eric C Lindstrom (@TheSkepticalV) January 8, 2019
He tested it, but it was put into place during the Obama administration. The tweet’s been deleted, but one woman declared that she’d been “raped by technology” when the alert was sent to her phone.
He's been planning for a coup since before he took the office.
— Jimbomania (@Jimbomania72) January 8, 2019
— Harold Herskowitz (@savelakewoodnj) January 9, 2019
He’s gonna do all that with an eight-minute speech?
If an Emergency is declared, the land will forever be scarred; not by our president, but by the path taken by millions who march on the capital. #RiseUp
— Brandon Villanueva (@BtheVillanueva) January 8, 2019
But what's the plan? Time to take it to the street.
— caribbeansoul79 (@caribbeansoul79) January 9, 2019
I'm ready to hit the streets in peaceful protest. #ImpeachTheMF
— Surly T (@geostorm71) January 8, 2019
I have my EDC all ready, along W/ AR 500,Riot bashing shield,two 26 inch batons,switch blade,fire arms & shit tons of ammo
— Skorpius (@SkorpiusAM) January 9, 2019
Let’s hope all the bitter clingers out there with their assault weapons are ready for that switchblade.
See you in the streets.
— doublebass (@DoublebassJim) January 9, 2019
We should take to the streets and shut down every major city in the US and KEEP them shut down until Trump resigns or is arrested.
— Nasty old liberal (@NastyOldLiberal) January 8, 2019
Civil unrest, eliminating the media, privatization of public lands, repealing regulations, taking away necessary services, eliminating government programs for our needy, eliminating gov agencies like the EPA, repealing acts like clean water. Statements like longer
— photographerartist (@JRHphoto) January 8, 2019
Presidential terms, relationships with dictators in other countries, blatantly lying to the public. Machiavellian McConnell. Causing racial unrest. Already happened. All steps to a republican take over of the country and leading to a dictatorship. We MUST vote Dem and stop this
— photographerartist (@JRHphoto) January 9, 2019
Yup. This address is the most significant step to date in his long-planned power grab.
— My Halo Broke 🌈🇪🇺🌊 (@AB_Owl) January 8, 2019
— Keith (@KeithM_real) January 8, 2019
National Emergency leads to “we have to postpone votes” leads to “the Congress can’t hold the purse strings. The President should” leads to…
— Bricken Sparacino (@Brickenms) January 8, 2019
Reichstag Fire, anyone?
— Elscotto (@Rixflyer) January 8, 2019
Reichstag fire time. I’ve been waiting for it. #HitlersPlaybook
— 2019: The LAST year of 🍄rump 🌊🌊🏳️🌈 (@Beeayle) January 8, 2019
Trump's border crisis is his Reichstag.
— Sharon 🌊 The Resistance (@dontiann) January 9, 2019
Sadly I had the same thought this morning as @MMFlint . Anyone out there remember the burning of the Reichstag? Way before my time but I had a good history teacher in high school
— Larry Kirschner (@theLarryOSU) January 8, 2019
1936 Germany 2.0
— Cheryl Ackerman (@ScarvesbyCheryl) January 8, 2019
Remember Germany, 1933
— Saltydog (@wildsaltyDog) January 8, 2019
Next stop – martial law and suspension of rights.
We already have exclusion/separation policies, roundups, camps and paramilitary build up.
— It’s our government, act like it (@Tcat29979418) January 8, 2019
The "national emergency" is a pretext to impose martial law & shield himself from having to face justice, Congress & Mueller. Don't let him do this. As Kasparov said: "Once they take power away from the people it is never willingly given back". It will be too late. Fight this!
— Joe Carver (@JohnCar49574268) January 9, 2019
Next he will shut down all communications internet/radio/tv and start holding bank funds from Americans who disagree with him.
— Fran Tass (@FranTass1) January 9, 2019
Coup, I started using that word yesterday. I am so sad.
— Wendy Lee Poth (@WendyLeePoth) January 9, 2019
You nailed it! Trump’s been angling to declare national emergency since inauguration for any Trumped up reason. He stirred the North Korea pot for this reason, is my guess.
— Deborah Zinger (@DeborahZinger) January 9, 2019
Education. Organization. Mobilization. It is a democratic struggle. It is a political struggle. It is an economic struggle. It is about defending your interests. It is about thinking critically, analyze… Act!
— Sócrates… ¡vive! (@MoreiraElisseus) January 8, 2019
Is it 64 Senate votes needed to remove him. Why aren't they doing something?
— Deeniee Smith (@DeenieeSmith) January 8, 2019
When will the Government decide he is just too dangerous ?!
— Beth (@bethleno23) January 9, 2019
Please help us @MMFlint ! How much longer are we going to have to deal w/ this crap!
— tina (@tinakarenk) January 9, 2019
What can people do Michael?
— makessense (@makessense451) January 9, 2019
He made a movie already … what else do you want from the guy?
Go to bed Mike…….
— Ryan Whitney (@RWcliffy33) January 9, 2019
Please lower the crack pipe down sir.
— daniel dunne (@duncansmind) January 9, 2019
If Trump declares a national emergency over the border, it will be America's [CHECKS NOTES] 32nd active national emergency https://t.co/cp82LWIWlZ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 8, 2019