On Saturday, CNN, the cable outlet once dubbed the “least-trusted” name in network news, published an op-ed that suggested the military be used in the event Donald Trump refuses to concede defeat in the 2020 election. In addition, the author, Joshua Geltzer, made an egregious error in his ridiculous article.
According to Geltzer:
These are dire thoughts. But we live in uncertain and worrying times. Perhaps, in 2016, Donald Trump never really intended to contest a loss at the ballot box. Still, having seen him in action as President, it’s surely best, as we hurtle toward 2020, to be prepared in case President Trump makes good on his threats from 2016 — now with far more power at his disposal.
Translation: If Trump carries through with his 2016 threat to possibly question any victory by Hillary Clinton in 2020, the military should take action and physically remove him from office since they won’t have any loyalty to him.
To start with, his premise is fundamentally flawed since Clinton LOST in 2016 and it shouldn’t even be given the time of day. But there’s something seriously wrong with his alleged “analysis.” If you haven’t caught it by now, I’ll point it out to you.
He claims that “…the military would no longer owe its loyalty to Donald Trump as of noon on January 20, 2021.”
The military does NOT ever pledge its loyalty to the president. It does, however, pledge loyalty to the Constitution, promising to defend it from all enemies foreign and domestic.
Given Geltzer’s Georgetown bio, he should know this.
In my humble opinion, this is just another far-left masturbatory fantasy designed to further inflame the insane leftists who seem to want a second bloody civil war over Trump’s 2016 election.
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Courtesy of Conservative Firing Line