WATCH: Author Explains How Trump’s Coup is Being Carried Out by Mediocre People

When Donald Trump first took office in 2017, there were some competent people willing to work with him. But over time, those people got fed up and left the administration. At this point, the former president is only relying on the very worst.

(L-R) Assistant to the President and Director of Oval Office Operations Nicholas Luna, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Dan Scavino, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to the President Stephen Miller, and counselor to President Hope Hicks walk to Marine One to depart from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on September 30, 2020. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

Author Tom Nichols, who writes for The Atlantic, recently wrote a book about Trump’s attack on Democracy. He appeared on New Day this morning and explained that the coup is being run by the most mediocre people.

Nichols told Brianna Keilar, “We are in a constitutional crisis. It’s not looming. It’s not ahead of us. We’re smack in the middle of it, with an entire political party, and an entire political movement that rejects the basic constitutional norms and laws that govern our elections.”

The Atlantic scribe continued, “The threat to American democracy increased exponentially over the past five years or so when mediocre people of meager talents realized they would never have to work a straight job again as long as they could terrify a nation of right-wing nitwits about the end of ‘Real America.'”

Watch a clip of Nichols’ comments below, courtesy of CNN:


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