MINOT, N.D. — “You have a choice, Trump supporters. You can be loyal to Donald Trump, or you can be a patriot,” I wrote on January 7, a day after the now-infamous riot at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. “You can love the president, or you can love our country. It is no longer possible to do both.”
Those words have only become more true since I first wrote them.
Retired Gen. Michael Flynn, picked by Trump to be National Security Advisor and later a recipient of one of Trump’s presidential pardons, chose to spend Memorial Day Weekend promoting conspiracy theories about the 2020 election and making agreeable statements about the potential for a Myanmar-style military coup: