Not satisfied with being accused of treason for his dalliances with Russia, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is now threatening insurrection by urging the American military to rise up if President Barack Obama refuses to leave the White House in 2017.
“The whole system is corrupt,” said Trump at a campaign stop in Florida. “I could see Obama refusing to leave the White House when I win. If he does that, I suggest the military make him leave.”
Trump is not the first Republican to suggest the military forcibly removing Obama. The idea was also proposed by right-wing activist Larry Klayman.
Republicans have long promoted the rumor that Obama is trying to seek a third term.
Joseph Farah, editor of conspiracy site World Net Daily, recently suggested that Obama might refuse to hand over to Trump, according to Right Wing Watch.
“The question this harsh, unprecedented attack by a sitting president on a major-party nominee to succeed him raises should be obvious: What happens if Donald Trump wins the election in November?” said Farah in an article on the site. “ … If no one else will ask the question, I will: ‘Mr. President, if Donald Trump wins the election to become the next president of the United States, will you willingly and peacefully leave office and cooperate fully with the transition of power the way all of your predecessors in the White House have done in the past?’”
World Net Daily was one of the leading promoters of the idea that Obama was not born in America. The site has also run articles suggesting Obama wants to build a Death Star and intentionally spark an Ebola outbreak in the United States.