President Trump: Martial Law = Fake News, Just More Knowingly Bad Reporting!
On Sunday, President Donald Trump finally put an end to rumors that he would declare martial law.
He tweeted, “Martial law = Fake News. Just more knowingly bad reporting!”
Martial law = Fake News. Just more knowingly bad reporting!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2020
In the frenzy of election debates and Trump’s continued fight against the November 3 election results, rumors that the president would declare martial law just to stay in the White House have been going around.
For example, on Thursday, retired Gen. Michael Flynn spoke of using the military to oversee a new election and encouraged Trump to consider martial law. The New York Times reported that “Trump asked about that idea” during a meeting at the White House Flynn attended on Friday. Then right after, media outlets started forming their conspiracy theories regarding the meeting last Friday.
On Sunday, Democrat and House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff jumped in on the issue, saying that President Donald Trump is using former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to instigate a “military coup.” In an interview with MSNBC’S “Weekends,” Schiff insulted President Trump, saying that he had no “moral compass” and that his lack of values and desperation might lead him to call out a “military coup.”
The Democrat continued to say that Trump, “through his actions, is creating a permanent class of citizens who believe their election was stolen when it wasn’t,” referring to the November 3 election results that Trump’s administration is continuing to fight for.
However, the truth is, it is not Trump who is planning or has planned a military coup, but in fact, the left. Judicial Watch leader Tom Fitton noted that the talk of martial law appealed to the left at one time. The left had actively encouraged a military coup against President Donald Trump last August.
On the other hand, President Trump has been coy about any plans he has made for the future. Aside from the massive protest against Congress certifying the results of the vote in the Electoral College on January 6 he recently called, nothing else has been confirmed.