- Oct 30, 2017
But it's not worth the effort. Fight the Bikers in 2020!
And if they don't it will speak volumes....
Trump honestly believes that everyone in the country supports him 100% and dissent is fake news, which is weird because at the same time he understands that Democrats exist. You saw this reasoning failure during the government shutdown where one second he would be saying that all federal workers were willing to skip paychecks for his wall and then the next second he's say that it was OK for the workers to be suffering because they were all Democrats. It's almost as if he's a loon or something.
it doesn't matter if he wants to or not he doesn't have the support the start a coup
Trump is their commander-in-chief. Are they actually allowed to disagree or disobey him? I imagine all forms of free and independent thinking were drilled out of them during training.
the military has the right to not follow unlawful orders. this seems unlawful to me.
Military generals and leadership are quite capable thinkers and often pretty opinionated. They won’t be issuing any statements at this point, because that’s how they roll. But if/when Trump loses in 2020, they aren’t duty-bound to follow any directive of his that breaks laws/norms/puts the safety of the nation at risk.
And secondly the military swears their allegiances to the Constitution of the United States of America. Not the President.
He really doesn't understand the military dont like him at all. The rank and file are pretty against him and leadership is extremely wary of him and how incapable he isThe Star
The full quote Trump gave (I will not be linking to the site he presented the quote to, mostly because I don't want them getting our clicks, but if you're desperate to see it, it's linked in the Star article I linked to above):
“So here’s the thing—it’s so terrible what’s happening,” Trump said when asked about how the left is fighting hard. “You know, the left plays a tougher game, it’s very funny. I actually think that the people on the right are tougher, but they don’t play it tougher. Okay? I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump – I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad. But the left plays it cuter and tougher. Like with all the nonsense that they do in Congress … with all this invest[igations]—that’s all they want to do is –you know, they do things that are nasty. Republicans never played this.”
It sounds to me like he is preparing the stage to legitimize any use of force or state power to block a succession of power should (when) he lose the 2020 election. Which is, frankly, alarming.