TV personality Chelsea Handler called for a military coup against President Donald Trump today, and in Trump-ian fashion, did it via Twitter.
To all the generals surrounding our idiot-in-chief…the longer U wait to remove him, the longer UR name will appear negatively in history.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) August 11, 2017
Yes, Handler wants to break the United States’ 228 year streak of not having to take military action against its president — telling the nation’s generals that their complacency will lead to them being viewed negatively in history.
The last known U.S. military coup plot to be discovered was in 1933 when retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler claimed wealthy businessmen were planning to create a fascist veterans’ organization with him as its leader, and use it to overthrow President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
As usual when comedians/actors tweet political opinions, Twitter isn’t responding kindly.
You're a moron! You should never tweet while drinking… oh, my bad, you're always drunk. Carry on you liberal twit.
— Nabila Haniss (@NabilaHaniss) August 11, 2017
Can the generals remove Chelsea handler instead https://t.co/VCzvK0Icpa
— JGS (@SaysSimonson) August 11, 2017
— Alexander Muse (@amuse) August 11, 2017
Do you comprehend that you have called for the military to overthrow the government? Treason. Because you cannot get over an election.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) August 11, 2017
2016 me: there's no way donald trump could get elected
2017 me: Chelsea Handler Calls for Military Coup https://t.co/Q1zZNhMvP3
— noah kulwin (@nkulw) August 11, 2017
Criticism has not stopped Handler from having her very public political opinions, though. Most recently she tweeted “Wouldn’t it be nice 2 have laws here for people who think racism is funny?” Other tweets include her saying we need someone in office who never speaks and predicting the U.S. is headed towards being a military state.