Why we should all be concerned about the peaceful transfer of power if Trump were to lose a close election in 2020. This isn't a tinfoil hat theory, the words and actions are backing it up. https://twitter.com/LukeRussert/status/1100889228987125760 https://twitter.com/ddale8/status/1106240706937606144
"the president implied that that the 2018 midterm elections were rigged in favor of Democrats, who won control of the House of Representatives overwhelmingly, and that the 2020 election results could also be illegitimate should Republicans fail to prevail" https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-2020-election-817074/
Recently, “coup” has been casually uttered repeatedly by the POTUS and his sycophants. It is the most troubling development of the last two weeks. Especially in a country with more guns than people. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/02/trump-impeachment-coup-tweet-critics/
Terrifying headline from President Trump’s hometown paper today—
As POTUS proclaims the 2nd Amendment “under siege” and makes a call to “liberate Virginia” —worth noting this excerpt from a recent piece re Timothy McVeigh’s poor dad. https://buffalonews.com/2020/04/17/how-bill-mcveigh-endured-25-years-as-the-father-of-a-terrorist/
Imagine what he'd say if there were protests over a contested election in November..... https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1266231100780744704?s=20
A direct threat to use "unlimited power of our military" against American citizens. #NotNormal https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1266796670609588225?s=20
June 1st. 2020. It’s starting.
The POTUS brought physical pain upon peaceful protestors for a staged photo opportunity https://twitter.com/Acosta/status/1267592570416312328?s=20
Process the significance of the opposition party nominee worrying the sitting president will not leave office if defeated...in the United States of America...where the peaceful transfer of power has been our most enduring redeeming principle. https://twitter.com/mviser/status/1270957775624065029?s=21 https://twitter.com/mviser/status/1270957775624065029
THE American tradition, the peaceful transfer of power is tied down to a chair with dynamite and the fuse is so close to being lit— https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1288818160389558273?s=21 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1288818160389558273
In other countries this would lead to nationwide shut down the streets types of protest. Like people willing to die protests. https://twitter.com/beschlossdc/status/1288822968613773314?s=21 https://twitter.com/BeschlossDC/status/1288822968613773314
For all the "But the Constitution says...and he CAN'T do that!" people--- they don't care. https://twitter.com/AlexEmmons/status/1288847392230473728?s=20
High ranking opposition party leader compares U.S. president to Mussolini, “He doesn't plan to have fair and unfettered elections. I believe that he plans to install himself in some kind of emergency way to continue to hold on to office." https://www.politico.com/amp/news/2020/08/02/clyburn-trump-mussolini-390500
Believe what he's telling us, can there be a peaceful transition of power??? --- https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1297941949551345665?s=20
“Meanwhile, a powder keg is building. FBI background checks for gun sales hit 3.9 million in June—an all-time high. Many of them were for first-time gun buyers—by definition untrained, possibly rash in their actions.” https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/09/america-insurgency-chaos-trump-violence.html
Again, the civil war scenarios aren’t just on the fringe message boards. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/14/us/caputo-virus.html
Sober minded statesman Dan Coats fears for the future of American democracy-- https://twitter.com/ShaneGoldmacher/status/1306559069411569664?s=20
night the President would not commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he were to lose the election. He refused to answer whether he would encourage his supporters to take to the streets.
“He wondered aloud why his rivals, like President Barack Obama, Democratic nominee Joe Biden and former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton hadn’t been imprisoned for launching a “coup” against his administration.” https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/07/trump-demands-barr-arrest-foes-427389
Pretty easy thing to express a view on, especially if you’re an “originalist.” Follow George Washington’s example! https://twitter.com/cbsnews/status/1316130757954461701?s=21 https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/1316130757954461701
After sowing doubt on the integrity of the voting process and the setting the stage to dismiss an unwelcome result, this was said —> https://twitter.com/todayshow/status/1316898628221493248?s=21 https://twitter.com/TODAYshow/status/1316898628221493248
Firing the FBI director bc “the president grows increasingly frustrated that federal law enforcement has not delivered his campaign the kind of last-minute boost that the FBI provided in 2016” https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/trump-wray-biden-barr/2020/10/21/6ce69f02-13b0-11eb-ad6f-36c93e6e94fb_story.html
78 days between Election Day and inauguration. CIA officer turned congresswoman on her fears re election integrity and a peaceful transfer of power. https://twitter.com/TimAlberta/status/1320725706310066176
No wonder so many businesses in DC are boarding up ahead of Election Day. https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1322294301183782912
“Rafael Anchía, a member of the Texas House of Representatives, said some of the agitators had been carrying weapons.
"Armed Trump trolls harassing Biden Bus on I-35, ramming volunteer vehicles & blocking traffic for 40 mins," https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election-2020/us-election-biden-bus-trump-supporters-texas-event-cancelled-b1477876.html
Old enough to remember when it was a celebratory affair marking beginning of the American tradition of a peaceful transfer of power. https://twitter.com/dberrygannett/status/1322298104255815681
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