For months, QAnon and Trump-supporting online forums have celebrated the deadly military coup in Myanmar and suggested the same should happen in the United States so Trump could be reinstated as President.
Flynn made the comments at an event in Dallas on Sunday that was attended by prominent peddlers of the QAnon conspiracy theory and the Big Lie.
“I want to know why what happened in Minamar (sic)can’t happen here?” a member of the audience, who identified himself as a Marine, asked Flynn.
“No reason, I mean, it should happen here. No reason. That’s right,” Flynn responded. CNN has reached out to Sidney Powell, a lawyer who has represented Flynn in the past, for comment.
Speaking at the same event in Dallas, Flynn earlier in the weekend falsely claimed “Trump won. He won the popular vote, and he won the Electoral College vote.”
Powell, who has frequently pushed the falsehood that Trump was reelected, also appeared at the event and said Trump should be “simply reinstated” and that a “new inauguration day is set.”
Talk among Trump supporters of a coup not only happens online, CNN spoke to followers of the former President in Ventura, California, in February who said they wanted to see a Myanmar-style coup happen here.