A very short clip making the rounds on Twitter was seized upon by leftists to “prove” that General Michael Flynn was calling for a Myanmar-type coup in America during a conference this past weekend.
In the clip, General Flynn responded to a man claiming to be a “simple Marine”. “Why what happened in Myanmar can’t happen here?”, the man asked as the crowd cheered. “No reason. I mean, it should happen here,” General Flynn appears to have responded.
The comments, made during the “For God & Country Patriot Roundup” conference in Dallas over the weekend make no sense. If General Flynn was actually calling for a “coup” in the United States, is it logical that he would make the statement in such an off-handed way in response to someone’s question and then simply move on to the next question?
General Flynn’s son Joseph released a statement debunking the leftist lie:
Statement from General Flynn regarding the media’s current slander campaign: “Let Let me be VERY CLEAR – There is NO reason whatsoever for any coup in America, and I do not and have not at any time called for any action of that sort.
Any reporting of any other belief by me is a boldface fabrication based on twisted reporting at a lively panel at a conference of Patriotic Americans who love this country, just as I do. I am no stranger to media manipulating my words and therefore let me repeat my response to a question asked at the conference: There is no reason it (coup) should happen here in America, No reason.”
We demand immediate retractions from all media outlets putting any articles out saying General Flynn is calling for a Myanmar style coup in our country or they will face very serious and expensive consequences.
The fact that the clip was so short is more evidence that a longer clip would have diluted the leftist narrative. Of course, Twitter permanently banned the General in January so naturally he could not even defend himself as Twitter promoted the leftist-generated controversy.