For the first time in history a sitting president attempted to undermine the U.S. Government in what can only be described as an coup by judicial fiat.
The Republican Party previously used the Supreme Court to undermine the majority of voters in the 2000 presidential election by not allowing a complete count of votes in Florida. Depending on one’s point of view this was perhaps a misuse of the judiciary but not quite a coup.
So perhaps having more or less succeeded in subverting an election once, Trump, having lost the election, with the support of some in his party, considered overturning the will of a several million voter majority. He circulated false accusations of massive vote fraud, accusations disproved by courts every place the issue was raise. In spite of this he schemed with partisan lawyers in his Department of Justice to find a way to overturn the valid election results.
Fortunately his attempts failed. Make no mistake it was the first attempted Coup d’Etat in U.S. history.
And Yes it was a Coup attempt.…..