Trump Claims the Mueller Probe Was an Attempted 'Coup' Against His White House

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President Donald Trump did a lengthy interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Thursday evening, calling in from the White House to oscillate between bombastic self-congratulation and the airing of petty grievances—so, y’know, pretty typical Trump stuff.

But, likely because he felt comfortable in the safe embrace of a sycophantic Fox News host, Trump also managed to ratchet up his long-standing criticism of the now-released-but-redacted Mueller investigation, wrapping it into a fantastical paranoid conspiracy theory involving Hillary Clinton—who is “destroying the lives of people that were on our campaign. She’s destroyed their lives”—and a full blown attempted“coup” against his administration.

“This was a coup,” Trump exclaimed. “This was an attempted overthrow of the United States government.”


Trump, who quite possibly doesn’t know what a coup actually is, continued down this rabbit hole, claiming moments later that:

This was a coup. This wasn’t stealing information from an office in the Watergate apartments. This was an attempted coup. Like a third world country. Inconceivable.

Watergate! Coup! Third world country!

Folks, allow me to suggest that perhaps this man is not well in the head.

Senior writer. When in doubt he'll have the soup.

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