After the U.S. Presidential Coup, What Then?

By Pat Buchanan

Washington Get Trump
After the U.S. Presidential Coup, What Then?
Pat Buchanan
Patrick J .Buchanan

USA –  -(  That the Trump presidency is bedeviled is undeniable.

As President Donald Trump flew off for August at his Jersey club, there came word that Special Counsel Robert Mueller III had impaneled a grand jury and subpoenas were going out to Trump family and campaign associates.

The jurors will be drawn from a pool of citizens in a city Hillary Clinton swept with 91 percent of the vote. Trump got 4 percent.

Whatever indictments Mueller wants, Mueller gets.

Thanks to a media that savages him ceaselessly, Trump is down to 33 percent approval in a Quinnipiac University poll and below 40 percent in most of the rest.

Before Trump departed D.C., The Washington Post ran transcripts of his phone conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia.

Even Obama administration veterans were stunned.

So, it is time to ask: If this city brings Trump down, will the rest of America rejoice?

What will be the reaction out there in fly-over country, that land where the “deplorables” dwell who produce the soldiers to fight our wars? Will they toast the “free press” that brought down the president they elected, and in whom they had placed so much hope?

My guess: The reaction will be one of bitterness, cynicism, despair, a sense that the fix is in, that no matter what we do, they will not let us win. If Trump is brought down, American democracy will take a pasting. It will be seen as a fraud. And the backlash will poison our politics to where only an attack from abroad, like 9/11, will reunite us.

Our media preen and posture as the defenders of democracy, devoted to truth, who provide us round-the-clock protection from tyranny. But half the nation already sees the media as a propaganda arm of a liberal establishment that the people have rejected time and again.

Consider the Post's publication of the transcripts of Trump's calls with Mexico's president and Australia's prime minister.

When reporter Greg Miller got these transcripts, his editors, knowing they would damage Trump, plastered them on Page 1.

The Post was letting itself be used by a leaker engaged in disloyal and possibly criminal misconduct. Yet the Post agreed to provide confidentiality and to hide the Trump-hater's identity.

This is what we do, says the Post. People have a right to know if President Trump says one thing at rallies about Mexico paying for the wall and another to the president of Mexico. This is a story.

But there is a far larger story here, of which this Post piece is but an exhibit. It is the story of a concerted campaign, in which the anti-Trump media publish leaks, even criminal leaks, out of the FBI, CIA, NSA and NSC, to bring down a president whom the Beltway media and their deep-state collaborators both despise and wish to destroy.

Did Trump collude with Putin to defeat Clinton, the Beltway media demand to know, even as they daily collude with deep-state criminals to bring down the president of the United States.

And if there is an unfolding silent coup by the regime Americans repudiated in 2016 — to use security leaks and the lethal weapon of a special counsel to overturn the election results — is that not a story worth covering as much as what Trump said to Pena Nieto?

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Do the people not have a right know who are the snakes collaborating with the Never-Trump press to bring down their head of state? Is not discovering the identities of deep-state felons a story that investigative reporters should be all over?

Do the people not have a right know who are the snakes collaborating with the Never-Trump press to bring down their head of state? Is not discovering the identities of deep-state felons a story that investigative reporters should be all over?

If Greg Miller is obligated to protect his source, fine. But why are other journalists not exposing his identity?

The answer suggests itself. This is a collaborative enterprise, where everyone protects everyone else's sources, because all have the same goal: the dumping of Trump. If that requires collusion with criminals, so be it.

The Justice Department is now running down the leaks, and the ACLU's Ben Wizner is apoplectic:

“Every American should be concerned about the Trump administration's threat to step up its efforts against whistleblowers and journalists. A crackdown on leaks is a crackdown on the free press and on democracy.”

That's one way to put it. Another is that some of these “whistleblowers” are political criminals who reject the verdict of the American electorate in 2016 and are out to overturn it. And the aforementioned “journalists” are their enablers and collaborators.

And if, as Wizner's asserts, protecting secrets is tantamount to a “crackdown on the free press and democracy,” no wonder the free press and democracy are falling into disrepute all over the world.

By colluding, the mainstream media, deep state, and the special prosecutor's button men, with a license to roam, may bring down yet another president. So doing, they will validate John Adams's insight:

“Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”


Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.

  • 65 thoughts on “After the U.S. Presidential Coup, What Then?

    1. Should Mr. Trump be removed, and I think even for “I helped Hillary sell uranium to Putin” Mueller it will be a stretch, it will put the McCain/Clinton perpetual war party back in the driver’s seat overnight. We will be eyeballs deep in a major land war in Eurasia within six months. The globalists are salivating over this possibility, as to them it means they will finally have the opportunity to remove the last obstacle to their agenda, the American people. What they just don’t seem capable of understanding is that their success will be their undoing. The conflict WILL go nuclear as their various factions brawl over who will be top dog in the new order. It will become impossible to maintain any sort of civilization in the Northern hemisphere for at least two thousand years. This is why we can no longer afford to be civilized. When the Left doesn’t get its way, it simply changes the rules, or ignores them. No strategy is unthinkable, no tactic off limits. We must adopt the same attitude for a time. If we are to leave anything more than ruins to our descendants, these people must be stopped, whatever the cost.

          1. Not to worry, gentlemen, if we defeat the rinos in the primaries, and send more America First people to support pres. Trump, then we can all put our feet up and read a good book or maybe The Good Book!

    2. It appears to me that these articles are to engage the mind and that the readers should give commentary that pertains to the articles and should not devolve into personal attacks on each other.
      My personal opinion is that we should stick to the subject and not fall into the trap losing sight of the ball which is whether or not there is a coup underway against a sitting President.

      1. @CG, If Trump were impeached and convicted, then Mike Pence would be president. President Pence could choose Trump as his vice president and then resign. Trump would be president again. Then you would hear some screaming!

        1. @WB, What has Teen Snot ever done for his country? What has he ever achieved or accomplished? Where did he ever study? What degrees have been confided upon him. Yet he is a self proclaimed judge of useless or useful.

      2. You fools just parrot Buchanan. He tells you what to think and you go, “Oh Yes, I am so outraged and I’m ready for a civil war because Buchanan and Rush Limbaugh told me to.” You should all move south and live in the same state. That would make the civil war you want easier. Colon Girl could work reconnaissance for you, on her broomstick.

        1. Your posting proves how much of a tool you are. BTW I don’t make idle threats so you really need to quiet down while your still in good health. Otherwise we would find you and use our particular skill set on your scrawny nut hugging ass. You do realize that your screen name means “has been” don’t you. Run along now and go navel gaze with the rest of your millennial pals. Yeah you are really making the world a better place to be – sitting in your Mom’s basement, smoking weed and listening to sub-par jam bands. You suck off of the freedom that was fought for (and earned) by better people than you’ll ever be, spew your excrement and think you’re a cool dude – you’re really a waste of breathable oxygen and human flesh.

    3. President Trump can’t fart without some pansy saying it was too loud or the odor was rather foul. I do wish all the naysayers would shut their pieholes and either crawl back under a rock or go back in the hole they escaped from.

    4. Democracy is mob rule. Republic stands for the rights of the individuals. Personally, I will never allow a mob to rule me.
      One thing Leftist\Socialist\Gloabalist do understand is we have all the guns, hence they will never have thier way until they take them. One thing they don’t undestand, is we have the law, law enforcement and the military (read the Consitution to which the vow) on our side. Gonnaa be some fat fishes in the sea.

      PS Wild Bill your correct RHINOs gonna’ pay. Here is AZ we are taking down two McCain and Flake…say goodbye!

      1. @ R. Anderson, That sure is good to hear and I hope you in AZ can pull it off. McCain calls himself a maverick but most call him a RINO and Flake is just that, he is only trying to preserve himself and is not concerned with the country.
        That would mean two down and many more to go.

    5. You deluded clowns live in an alternative universe. Everything Trump is about to get he has brought upon himself. Arrogance, thin skin and hubris coupled with a uncontrollable ego and total a disdain for more than half of the US population. Payback is a coming. You’re all going to look pretty silly when elections swing back to Democrats. It’s a shame, it didn’t have to be that way–you could have reined him in, but instead you chose to encourage him. Now you lose and you won’t get back in for a generation, if ever.

      1. You are such a crock of crap! Moronic libtards like you want to institute Socialism not even realizing what a giant surrender of freedom and what misery you will end up living in. You’re living in a dream world thinking that the Dems will sweep in in 2018, Americans had enough of the liberal socialism crap for the last eight years and they are not going to vote asshats back in to send this country further on the road to ruin. Besides numb nuts there are plenty of vets out there willing to stand for the traditional freedoms this country was built on , like me for instance. You seem to be a domestic enemy of the Constitution and therefore MY enemy. My oath of enlistment never expired, so I shall be looking for your type on the field. Trump has done nothing that is impeachable, but the butt hurt libs and Dems who fielded a candidate that was as exiting as watching paint dry not to mention untrustworthy as the day is long, are digging trying to manufacture evidence. If you turds succeed do you really believe there won’t be repercussions? They won’t be pretty and they might be really painful.

        XX must mean the hat size you wear for that head full of excrement.

        1. Bring on your “repercussions” you silly old fart. It just won’t happen, so save the few brain cells that you have remaining. You live in a make-believe world where the socialists/commies are trying to take over your stupid sad life (what’s left of it) and the only option is Trump. Have some effin dignity in your old age and stop being a total Trump nut-hugger. He is going away. Get used to it. It is his own doing. He is not a leader or a uniter. He could have been, but he chose to be Tweeting Twat instead. In the end, you can just go back to whining about the gubment in your redneck circles.

          1. You’d look real funny with no knee caps. Remember “silly old farts” like me have found out more ways to inflict massive doses of hurt and have enough of “just don’t give a sh*t” in us to do so. You’re gonna have to start looking over your shoulder because you just never know when it will come. You really shouldn’t pick your nose so much because it will cause your head to cave in.

            Beware the Old Man in a world where men die young! We’ve been there and done that, you ain’t even gotten out of Mommy’s basement yet. The best part of you ran down your Momma’s left leg.

            1. Threats over the Internet again. Yawn. Old, but still stupid. The only thing age has given you is incontinence (of the ass and the mouth).

              “You really shouldn’t pick your nose so much because it will cause your head to cave in.” Really? You may be ancient, but mentally you are still in kindergarten.

            2. @VE vet, Oh, what a wonderful vacation it would make to hunt down the millennial snot propagandists, unjust judges, poltroon politicians, and unethical elitists and introduce them to commo wire and the Buck knife.

            3. @WB & VE Vet… One of my great great grandfathers formulas involved ant hills and wooden stakes.

            4. @Bill, I have invited the “participation trophy polisher” down to Texas many times, but he can only be courageous on the internet. In the real world he has not the strength or courage to serve his country, pursue higher education or get a job as regular Americans do.

        2. @OV, Now don’t upset the little teen snot, with the truth. Our pitiable little slave has to make some money so that his minuscule wealth can be redistributed to … well… to us! Not one thing that he writes about will change his future of low paying drudge work.
          He knows all about everything, and could run the whole country, but he is incapable of managing a McDonalds. He knows how our entire society should run, but has never done a thing to serve or improve his society. He can’t be personable enough on the internet to get people to like him. How would he ever get elected to an office? He does not earn enough to adopt a stray cat. What has he ever done, but talk? Talk is cheap. It takes blood, sweat, and tears to aid your fellow man. I doubt that he will ever become a human being.

            1. @OV, the millennial moron thinks that the U.S. Army sends people to places that have McDonalds restaurants. There is more wisdom in a Bugs Bunny cartoon. What a poltroon.

          1. Ka-ching! Heard of algorithms Old Useless Bill? Wealth redistribution is one of your favorite topics, right? Some Republican you are! Enjoy that burger that I provided for you today to keep the wolf from your door. You are welcome. It is our duty to provide for the Old and Infirm.

            I have noticed that you do talk an awful lot about McDonalds. Your eating habits must be rubbish. Your mother didn’t bring you up right, did she?

        3. VE Vet, well written and very factual. Has anyone an inkling where the space cadet xx stands on issues other than running us down and degrading Trump. Maybe he is sucking his thumb on one hand and the other up his posterior and he sets his clock to switch every two minutes.
          We can only hope and pray that he, or it, is not the future of this country.

            1. @tomcat, he wants you to ask him. That is psychological ploy. If you have to go to him, then he is in charge.

            2. @tc, ask him what he has ever done for his nation? Did he ever get a degree? What gives his opinions credibility? How did he get a internet troll job in the first place.

        4. We must retain Xtra Teen Xtra Snot’s predictions for the future. He is so prophetic, predictive, and prognostic that he is rich from Power Ball, … works for Goldman Sachs, and …can even foretell the weather.

            1. @OV, a certain Participation Trophy polishing troll, on this site, thinks that prevarication and propaganda are services to his nation and country. What a thrall.

            2. @OV pardon me, but I feel a poem coming on:
              He is a socialist, punk,a prattling drone;
              a snail, a slug, a pimpled human clone;
              a thrall, a minion, a repetitious tome;
              foolish, idle wart, your opportunities are flown!

        5. @ALL… I read where Danny Tarkanian (son of Jerry [basketball coach]) is to run against the Rino Nevada Sen. Dean Heller. And so it starts Good Luck Danny!

      2. There it is. That wonderful ‘hate’ from the loony left. They really believe they can reverse the 2016 election results. They wuz robbed! Trump will survive this nonsense because there is no ‘there’ there. This was all started on election night as a ploy to justify her election loss. No evidence, no proof, nada… sore losers, nothing else. Undoubtedly, Democrat Mueller will turn over every rock in Mr Trump’s past in an attempt to smear him and create an atmosphere of ‘I told ya so’ for the left. If anything untoward happens to the President, patriots will respond in a manner never before seen in America. You simply cannot rob the American People of their President because you are offended or upset that you lost, and think you can get away with it. It will be nasty. Bet on it.

        1. “If anything untoward happens to the President, patriots will respond in a manner never before seen in America.” LOL. Yes, we’ll see what you do, and like always it will be NOTHING.

          You Republicans really ought to stop getting behind stupid people. This is a lesson you can’t seem to learn.

      3. @xx …You are correct on one point only. Payback is coming in fact has already started if you cant stand it you can leave . Understand Canada is excepting aliens.

    6. Somebody should hook up these treasonous dogs to an old fashion teleohone ringer generator and give it a few cranks! Betcha they’ll sing like Canaries.

    7. I wonder if the American people have enough spine to stand up and tell the Deep Staters to pound sand? I think the American people have gone soft, not only in beliefs but in the head as well. They don’t recognize how they have been under assault by the Socialists for YEARS, and Obama was the first overt attempt to stuff the America we all know into the dust bin of history. I know my late father and his fore bearers had all stood up for this nation in time of crisis, now we are faced with another crisis (perhaps the most crucial since the civil war) that is in our history. Whether this will remain a government “of the people, by the people and for the people”, where we have certain rights that are held sacrosanct and where the government does not infringe on our daily lives remains to be seen. If we want for our America to remain it is time we all “stand to” at the wall, we fight or perish. Time to look real deep in yourself and see what kind of person you are. I know where I stand … do you?

      “For those that will fight for it…FREEDOM …has a flavor the protected shall never know.”
      — L/Cpl Edwin L. “Tim” Craft, B Co 3rd AT’s, Khe Sanh Combat Base, February, 1968

      My name is not Edwin L. “Tim” Craft – nor was I a Marine. I was Navy for 20 years.

    8. There will be no coup. The pres. can fire anyone that sits at his pleasure. The pres. is the head of the Repub party and can control campaign funds. But there will be a takeover at the primaries. We will hold our noses, register Repub so that we can vote in the Repub primary, and we will pick new Republicans. The elitists and RINOs won’t know what hit them. And it does not cost a thing, just a little elbow grease.

      1. Wild Bill,
        Trump needs to replace every single Obama hold-over left in the government immediately and actually publicly prosecute anyone who is leaking information to the press.
        Next Trump and his People should begin going through the list of “Hate Trump” Republicans who now in positions of power and get rid of them.
        Then, he should request the Office of Personnel & Management begin to ask that all personnel with over twenty years service begin to turn in their retirement papers and start moving younger people up in the ranks while not replacing them at entry jobs until the bureaucracy is cut in half, that includes the Pentagon. There are people “working” in the federal bureaucracy who actually take up space each day, get pay and benefits and do not produce one damn thing that is useful to the American Taxpayer.
        Then he needs to start pushing to educate the voters about the Congressmen/women (both Houses) who are working against the interests of the United States. Trump can do this during his televised speeches and the Communications Director can continue the process during the White House Press Briefings.
        Finally, the Republican Party Head can start finding people to run against those Congressmen/women (both Houses) who oppose Trump’s agenda and start to build the support base needed to defeat the RINOs presently in office.
        Big list of thoughts, I know but something has to be done to slow the leaks and Quislings presently infest our federal government to the detriment of the People.

          1. Wild Bill,

            I find the just ignoring people like XX is much more satisfying than climbing into his mud pit. Besides, he’ll just enjoy the exercise while you just get frustrated.
            Not worth the energy spent.

            1. Martin, that is easy for you to say because he has not pestered you to the extent he has others on this forum. It has a very pesky personality, very simular to a big fly you would find eating from a pile of sh!t in the cow barn.
              I, personally do not want to reply to him directly because it would only be putting a little money in his paycheck. I would rather see him starve to death and eaten by the flies I mentioned before. It is a noxious puke.

            2. @Martin, I do try, and you will notice that I do not respond to him, but rather to others about him. Some people feel that one has an obligation to deny what is falsely stated about them. None of what he writes is true and we have caught him using different names, and writing directly opposing statements. I just can not let people think that he has any experience, education or credibility.

            3. @Martin,
              You have never been mean to me personally, except maybe that little quip about connecting me up to some kind of phone ringer generator from the dark ages, but I’m really quite a nice person, and I have nothing against you at all.

              This type of forum is not really conducive to any kind of debate. The right wing, racist, radical nutbags think they own it and anyone with a different view is a crazy, hateful socialist who wants to destroy America. So, if I come across as a tad “forthright” it is because I don’t suffer fools, young or old. Forum whores like Old Useless Bill think they own the place, but I now have him running around like a headless chicken believing that I get paid for people responding to me. It is comical, I know. Anyway, welcome Martin. Nice to meet you.

    9. We pick up all the dead bodies and dump them in the ocean. Fish gotta eat too. Then start over with a new Republic sans Liberals.deep state bureaucrats and the dishonest Media.

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