After the former US president responded to "coup" claims made by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley in a new book, Trump denied the assertion in a way that made many uneasy, suggesting that Milley would be the last person he would "do a coup" with.
"So ridiculous! Sorry to inform you, but an 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 General Mark Milley," Trump said.
The statement swiftly went viral, with users chuckling at how the former president gave the appearance of actually having mulled a coup if there had been allies who could join him in his devious plans.
Roses are red— Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) July 15, 2021
Violets are blue
If I was going to do a coup
I’d do it with you https://t.co/180zKIJEJj
“…. if I was going to do a coup..”.. got to tell you, Season 5 has not disappointed!— Guy Adami (@GuyAdami) July 15, 2021
If I was going to do a coup, I'd get all the top coupers, the best coupers we have.— Scott Von Doviak (@vondoviak) July 15, 2021
Thinking about O.J.Simpson and his "If I Did It" book, in which he offered hypothetical theories on the murders of his ex-wife and her friend? You're not the only one.
"If I Was Going To Do A Coup" (Regnery), by Donald J. Trump. In bookstores this fall.— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) July 15, 2021
Thinking of another figure who moved to Florida after a sham acquittal and then made bizarre “if I did it” statements about the crime. He eventually ended up in jail. pic.twitter.com/SfWGD4ljIv— Robert J. DeNault (@robertjdenault) July 15, 2021
Others went further, offering their own list of partners in crime for a coup endeavor, even taking into consideration fictional characters. Who would be a perfect candidate to collaborate in throwing down a government? Dwight Schrute from "The Office"? The "Scooby-Doo" gang? Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson?
Trump has me thinking. If i was going to do a coup, who would i do it with?— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) July 15, 2021
If you were gonna do a coup who would you like to do it with? Quote tweet yours.
1. The Rock
4. Sarah Silverman https://t.co/Gm9er2907A pic.twitter.com/I6Ej5McZIo
"If I was going to do a coup..." pic.twitter.com/JBsWWauP79— Lukewarm Zandar Late Spring (@ZandarVTS) July 15, 2021
Some apparently dropped out of the competition. Sad!
Just had an argument with my neighbor, so I insulted them by saying “if I was going to do a coup, then you wouldn’t be invited!”— William LeGate (@williamlegate) July 15, 2021
Earlier in the week, CNN released excerpts from a book titled 'I Alone Can Fix It' written by Washington Post reporters, in which it was said that General Mark Milley thought it possible that Trump could potentially attempt to carry out a coup after his election loss and compared the rhetoric of the former president with that of Nazi leader Adolph Hitler.