Echoing the QAnon forums, Michael Flynn seems to suggest that a Burmese-style coup should take place in the United States
For months, QAnon and online forums supporting Trump have celebrated Myanmar’s deadly military coup and have suggested the same should happen in the United States so that Trump can be reinstated as president.
Flynn made the comments at an event in Dallas on Sunday attended by prominent QAnon conspiracy theory and Big Lie peddlers.
“I want to know why what happened in Minamar (sic) can’t happen here?” a member of the public, who identified himself as a Marine, asked Flynn.
“No reason, I mean, it should happen here. No reason. It’s true,” Flynn replied.
Lawyer Sidney Powell, who has represented Flynn in the past, said Monday that he had in no way encouraged “any act of violence or military insurgency.” She claimed the media had “grossly misrepresented” Flynn’s comments. She didn’t explain why Flynn answered the question the way he did.
Speaking at the same event in Dallas, Flynn falsely claimed earlier in the weekend: “Trump won. He won the popular vote and he won the Electoral College vote.”
Powell, who has frequently pushed the lie that Trump was re-elected, also appeared at the event and said Trump should be “just reinstated” and a “new inauguration day set.”
Discussions among Trump supporters of a coup aren’t just happening online; CNN spoke to supporters of the former president in Ventura, Calif., In February, who said they wanted to see a coup in Burma happen here.
This story was updated with further developments on Monday.