Michael Flynn endorses violent military coup in United States

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Former Trump national security adviser and pardoned Putin operative Michael Flynn tells QAnon supporters in Texas that a military coup should happen in the United States.

When someone in the audience asks Flynn why a Myanmar-like coup can’t happen in the United States, Flynn responds, “No reason. I mean, it should happen here.”

The crowd cheers.

Myanmar’s military seized power and overtook the country’s democratically-elected government in February. Since the coup, hundreds have been killed by Myanmar security forces and thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators have been detained according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.

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Despite video of the event, Flynn later claims he has never endorsed any coup in America.

Flynn’s comments come as people close to Trump claim he believes he’ll be “reinstated” in August.

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