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The failed coup against Donald Trump


BREXIT has dominated the news cycle in Britain. Since the referendum there has been a relentless attack on the people who voted to leave the EU – their temerity will not be tolerated by the political class.

Similarly, those who voted for Donald Trump were deemed beyond the pale in the United States. In an attempt to scupper the result of that election there was, according to Roger Kimball in the Spectator US, an attempted coup against the sitting president.

In this excellent piece Kimball calls a spade a spade; there was no Russian collusion, and the attempt by various actors in the United States to convince the American people that their President was some kind of Russian operative is something new and dangerous.

Kimball: ‘We should face up to that unpleasant fact and call things by their real names. The actions taken by the Obama Administration threatened not just Donald Trump and his presidency but the very processes and protocols by which the peaceful transition of power has been effected in the United States. As L J Keith observed, “Even in the most contentious elections and after disputed results, there has never been this sort of dangerous, systematic, deliberate rejection of the will of the people. The abrogation of the constitution to use extrajudicial methods to destroy the incoming president. It is the very definition of a coup”.’

This is a very important read.

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