During a livestream broadcast on Monday, right-wing conspiracy theorist and Infowars Washington bureau chief Jerome Corsi claimed that he was informed three years ago of a military plan to overthrow President Obama and remove him from office and that this coup was only averted after those involved in the alleged plot were able to convince Donald Trump to run for office in order to save the Constitution.
“About three years ago,” Corsi said, “a group in the military called me and came to me and said that basically they were organizing—there was going to be organized—a military coup. I got called by one of the top insiders who was not part of the plotters, and I didn’t ask for the plotters to be identified—I didn’t want that information—but I was told that there was going to be a military coup organized against Barack Obama and it sounded very serious. It came to me from very credible sources.”
“Then I was called and [told] the coup had been called off,” he continued. “The group had talked to Donald Trump and then Donald Trump came forward and wanted to be president and these people in the military wanted Donald Trump to be president. The goal in the military standing down from the coup d’etat against Obama was not that they were conducting a coup d’etat through President Trump but through President Trump we can restore equal justice under law, we can restore the Constitution, we can go back to belief in Jesus Christ and God, we can profess our faith as Christians. This, I think, was fundamental to the decision Donald Trump made to go in to running for president.”