President Donald Trump and his allies have taken to pushing “Obamagate” — a vague conspiracy theory that posits President Barack Obama himself was steering supposed FBI misconduct that led to the prosecution of Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
But on Fox News Monday, Jeanine Pirro took it a step further and claimed the whole effort was a “bloodless coup” to preemptively overthrow Trump — and that former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump’s Democratic rival in the 2020 election, was in on the whole thing.
“What we’re finding out now is that this was a full-court press on the part of the Obama administration — the Obama-Biden administration, remember, Biden was in the room on January 5 of 2017 — to conduct a coup, a bloodless one, nonetheless, to make sure that Donald Trump suffered whatever they could make him suffer at the hands of Michael Flynn, Papadopoulos, Manafort, and Carter Page,” said Pirro. “They were willing to violate everyone’s constitutional rights to make sure they could get someone to flip against this president.”
Leaving aside the idea of a “coup,” at no point did Pirro explain why Trump himself fired Flynn if he did nothing wrong, nor did she address the fact that the judge in his case has not endorsed the claim his constitutional rights were violated.
Jeanine accuses Biden of being part of a coup pic.twitter.com/sYUNcjvnwP
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) May 12, 2020
Right-wing militia spokeswoman defends lynching of Kentucky governor in effigy: Protesting ‘is not the answer any longer’
A group of right-wing protesters held a demonstration in front of the house of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's mansion this Sunday, at one point hanging an effigy of the governor on a tree in what looked to be a mock lynching. According to CNN, the protest was advertised on Facebook as a Patriot Day Rally to exercise Second Amendment rights.
The backlash against the group's actions was swift, with even Mitch McConnell slamming the move as "unacceptable."
"There is no place for hate in Kentucky," he tweeted.
Soledad O’Brien scolds Tomi Lahren on Twitter after she calls people ‘sheep’ for Memorial Day
Journalist Soledad O'Brien fired back at Fox News personality Tomi Lahren after she called Americans "sheep" for following pandemic safety rules on Memorial Day.
"I gotta hand it to COVID-19, you sure did expose the sheep among us," Lahren wrote in a tweet over the Memorial Day weekend.
I gotta hand it to COVID-19, you sure did expose the sheep among us.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) May 24, 2020
Trump supporters revolt against contact tracing — as scientists say its the best way to safely reopen the economy
Supporters of President Donald Trump want the economy to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic that so far has killed nearly 100,000 Americans.
But as The Daily Beast's Will Sommer reports, many of these same Trump supporters are already revolting against contact tracing, which scientists say is the best way to safely reopen the economy.