Earlier today, we noted that America’s presumed candidate for the GOP nomination is busy retweeting Mussolini quotes.
That’s not necessarily a reflection of an explicit desire to move America towards fascism.
It’s not entirely clear that Donald Trump understands the movement he’s started. But America's entrenched political establishment is now scrambling to understand how to deal with the Trump juggernaut and it's not just politicians who are concerned.
Indeed, former intelligence officials now say the brazen billionaire could face a veritable security rebellion if he's elected.
“I would be incredibly concerned if a President Trump governed in a way that was consistent with the language that candidate Trump expressed during the campaign,” Former CIA director Michael Hayden said, in an interview with Bill Maher. Hayden also says that the armed forces would simply refuse to follow Trump's orders were he to be elected and follow through on his campaign promises.
Here's what Hayden had to say about Trump's promise to kill family members of ISIS: "God, no! Let me give you a punchline: If he were to order that once in government, the American armed forces would refuse to act. You cannot—you are not committed, you are not required, in fact you’re required to not follow an unlawful order. That would be in violation of all the international laws of armed conflict. There would be a coup in this country."
Would Trump face a military coup or would Trump simply commandeer the military? You decide. Here's the clip: