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Trump Claims a Coup Is Underway

President echoes trade adviser's comments to Fox
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2019 6:04 AM CDT
Updated Oct 2, 2019 6:46 AM CDT
President Donald Trump speaks to member of the media as he departs a ceremonial swearing in ceremony for new Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, on Monday.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(Newser) – Not for the first time, President Trump is falsely claiming a coup against him. "As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP," the president tweeted late Tuesday. Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro had suggested the same hours earlier, telling Fox Business that the impeachment inquiry was "nothing less than an attempted coup d'état," reports the Hill.

Trump also claimed a failed coup in April, reports USA Today. "They tried for a coup, it didn't work out so well," he said of the Mueller report at the NRA's annual meeting. Trump is likely to expand on his defense at a Wednesday press conference. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff will jointly hold one of their own, per NBC News, while the State Department's inspector general will brief congressional committees on documents related to the Ukraine scandal. (Read more President Trump stories.)

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