In the run-up to the 2020 election, the media covered one of the hardest stories to write in one of the toughest presidential administrations it will cover: whether President Donald Trump could do something drastic if he loses reelection. Stories and speculation about Trump potentially calling out the military or even participating in a coup attempt were roundly ridiculed by Trump allies as the latest scaremongering from an anti-Trump press.
Former Trump Acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller even testified in May this year that the media “irresponsible comment“On this issue he ignited the situation before the riots in the Capitol on January 6.
However, what we have discovered since then can be understood as little more than a statement of this warning coverage.
In the two months since Miller’s testimony, we have learned that two of the highest ranking figures overseeing the US …