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The Capitol Riot Wasn’t a Coup. It Wasn't Even Close.

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01/13/2021Ryan McMaken

Coups are nearly always acts committed by elites against the sitting executive power using the tools of the elites. It's clear the elites want Trump gone, and Wednesday's riot was no coup. 

Original Article: "The Capitol Riot Wasn’t a Coup. It Wasn't Even Close.​"

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