The idea of Trump staging a coup does give him too much credit.  That requires advance thinking, planning, strategizing, building up support and I just don't think he's capable of that. — John Bolton, Trump's former national security adviser
The idea of Trump staging a coup does give him too much credit. That requires advance thinking, planning, strategizing, building up support and I just don't think he's capable of that. — John Bolton, Trump's former national security adviser
John Bolton says Trump isn't 'capable' of staging a coup because 'that requires advance thinking, planning, strategizing'
  • John Bolton, Trump's former national security adviser, dunked on his ex-boss on Friday.
  • Bolton said Trump isn't "capable" of staging an actual coup.
  • This comes after Trump said "if I was going to do a coup," it wouldn't be with Gen. Mark Milley.
"The idea of Trump staging a coup does give him too much credit," Bolton said on CNN's "New Day."

"That requires advance thinking, planning, strategizing, building up support," he continued, "and I just don't think he's capable of that."

Bolton was responding to former President Donald Trump's recent statement on a series of new books coming out, several of which include scathing details on the January 6 insurrection.


"I never threatened, or spoke to, anyone about a coup of our government," the former president said in an emailed statement on Thursday. "So ridiculous! Sorry to inform you, but the election is my form of 'coup', and if I was going to do a coup, one of the last people I would want to do it with is Mark General Milley."

Trump added that Milley — who likened Trump to Hitler and worried he would use the military for nefarious purposes at the end of his term, possibly for a coup or a war overseas — is "certainly not the kind of person I would be talking 'coup' with."

"I'm not into coups!" Trump added.
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