Zeynep Tufekci warns that we must stop thinking a coup can’t happen here. Coup attempt is the right adjective for what is taking place, and we need to recognize that while Trump is the public face of the coup, Republicans are willing and active participants. If you claim yourself a patriot the following must be seen as true and terrifying.

What starts as farce may end as tragedy, a lesson that pundits should already have learned from their sneering dismissal of Trump when he first announced his presidential candidacy.