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Former Gen. Michael Flynn speaking at a protest in Washington, D.C., in December 2020. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

President Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn denied having suggested that a coup should occur in the U.S., despite appearing to endorse the idea at a conference hosted by supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory on Sunday.

Why it matters: The comments, recorded on video, went viral and prompted widespread outrage. Flynn is a prominent supporter of the QAnon conspiracy theory, whose supporters have for months used the deadly Myanmar coup as an example of how Trump could be reinstated as president after losing the 2020 election.

Context: During a question and answer portion of the For God & Country Patriot Roundup conference on Sunday, an audience member asked, “I want to know why what happened in Minamar [sic] can’t happen here?”

  • As the rest of the audience cheered, Flynn responded: "No reason. I mean, it should happen here."
  • Myanmar's military junta overthrew the country's democratically elected government in February and has since killed hundreds and arrested thousands of civilians protesting its rule.
  • Flynn was pardoned by Trump in November 2020 after he pleaded guilty in the Mueller investigation to lying to FBI agents about his conversations with the former Russian ambassador.

Between the lines: Flynn was part of a group of Trump associates who sought to overturn the results of the election in November and December, including by suspending normal laws and mobilizing the U.S. government to seize voting machines around the country, as Axios has extensively reported.

What they're saying: "Let me be VERY CLEAR – There is NO reason whatsoever for any coup in America, and I do not and have not at any time called for any action of that sort," Flynn claimed in a Telegram post on Monday.

  • "Any reporting of any other belief by me is a boldface fabrication based on twisted reporting at a lively panel at a conference of Patriotic Americans who love this country, just as I do."
  • "I am no stranger to media manipulating my words and therefore let me repeat my response to a question asked at the conference: There is no reason it (a coup) should happen here (in America)," Flynn wrote.

Go deeper: QAnon infects churches

Go deeper

Mike Allen, author of AM
May 31, 2021 - Politics & Policy

QAnon infects churches

Poll: 5,625 U.S. adults. Margin of error for full survey: ±1.5%. Graphic: PRRI

QAnon conspiracy theories have burrowed so deeply into American churches that pastors are expressing alarm — and a new poll shows the bogus teachings have become as widespread as some denominations.

Why it matters: The problem with misinformation and disinformation is that people — lots of people — believe it. And they don't believe reality coming from the media and even their ministers.

Report: U.S. Latinos near 50% homeownership rate

Real estate broker Alex Betances sits in front of a home in Reading, Pa. Photo: Ryan McFadden/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Image

Latinos increased their homeownership rate to nearly 50% in 2020, according to a report from a group monitoring U.S. Hispanic wealth creation.

Why it matters: The Hispanic Wealth Project found that the homeownership rate grew despite the lack of diversified financial assets among Latinos and around 15% who still live below the federal poverty line ($26,500 for a family of four).

Updated 9 mins ago - World

Mapping repression in China's Xinjiang region

Data: © Mapbox, © OpenStreetMap; Map: Will Chase/Axios

A sweeping new report released today by an Australian research organization reveals new details about how the Chinese Communist Party — and specifically who within the party — is carrying out its campaign of repression in Xinjiang.

Why it matters: Uncovering the actual offices and individuals implementing the Chinese government's genocide and forced labor policies in Xinjiang can bring accountability and help international companies delink supply chains in compliance with U.S. and EU forced labor laws.