Word of the Day | Self-Coup

What Trump attempted (although he’s not listed in Wikipedia)

Cavalry in the streets of Paris during the French coup of 1851, whereby the democratically elected President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte seized dictatorial power. A year later he was crowned Emperor of the French. [source: Wikipedia]

A (or , from the Spanish autogolpe) is a form of putsch or coup d’état in which a nation’s leader, despite having come to power through legal means, dissolves or renders powerless the national legislature and unlawfully assumes extraordinary powers not granted under normal circumstances. Other…

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