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Former Trump advisor Michael Flynn says the United States should have a coup ‘like Myanmar,’ overthrow US government

Michael Flynn, a former national security adviser for the Donald Trump administration, has said that a Myanmar-like coup — in which the military overthrew a democratically elected government — “should happen” in the US.

Appearing in Dallas, Texas, at a QAnon conference, Mr Flynn was asked during a Q&A session by a member of the audience: “I want to know why what happened in Myanmar can’t happen here?” The video circulating on Twitter shows the question receiving cheering from the crowd. In response, Mr Flynn said: “No reason. I mean, it should happen here.” Mr Flynn, a former army general was fired by former President Donald Trump in 2017 after serving less than a month as his national security adviser, over allegations of lying to vice President Mike Pence about his communications with Russia. He pleaded guilty to the FBI during the Mueller investigation.

He was pardoned by Mr Trump last November before Justice Department could announce its verdict on dropping of the criminal case against him, as per his plea. The question regarding the Myanmar coup didn’t come out of the blue. QAnon supporters have been praising the Feb. 1 coup for months while calling on the U.S. military to take similar action.

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH
MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: THE INDEPENDENT

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