Liberal actress calls for military coup against Trump

Liberal actress calls for military coup against Trump
Sarah Silverman arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Passengers" at the Village Theatre Westwood on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Actress Sarah Silverman told her 9.8 million Twitters followers Wednesday evening to “join the resistance,” voicing her support for a military overthrow of President Donald Trump.

Silverman, who is an outspoken liberal and supported Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary, tweeted out a list made by another Twitter user that detailed steps taken by the new Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress on Wednesday. Included on the list was the confirmation of Rex Tillerson as the new secretary of state, and Trump telling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to “go nuclear” if Democrats fought against his newly announced Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.


Silverman posted the list with the response, “WAKE UP & JOIN THE RESISTANCE. ONCE THE MILITARY IS W US FASCISTS GET OVERTHROWN. MAD KING & HIS HANDLERS GO BYE BYE.”


Silverman isn’t the only one suggesting forming a military coup to overthrow the government. Former adviser to President Barack Obama, Rosa Brooks, penned a column for Foreign Policy magazine titled “3 Ways to Get Rid of President Trump Before 2020.” In it, she mentioned military coup as an option.

“For the first time in my life, I can imagine plausible scenarios in which senior military officials might simply tell the president: ‘No, sir. We’re not doing that,’ to thunderous applause from the New York Times editorial board,” she wrote.

According to polls taken during the presidential race, President Trump was widely favored by members of the military over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

 

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