Disinfo: The US is on the brink of civil war, Texas and Louisiana might exit

Summary

Donald Trump and his team placed a bet on court proceedings. They hoped to win using legal tools, and this was a huge mistake. The US Democrats acted beyond the legal field, using the unrest as an anti-Trump tool, among other things. The US Democrats radicalised the US society and groundlessly accused Trump of terrorism and totalitarianism. The societal confrontation in the US continues anyway and a number of states, including Texas and Louisiana, can exit the US in the foreseeable future.

Disproof

This report is part of a recurring pro-Kremlin media narrative that the US democracy is an illusion and that the US Democrats sidelined Trump with illegal means, and that the US is increasingly collapsing.

There is no basis to claim that civil war or partition of the US is imminent. Predictions about the disintegration of the US have been a common pro-Kremlin narrative since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Additional relevant examples of the same narratives can be found in our database, such as claims that the second civil war began in the USA, that the systemic collapse of the American society is now obvious, the US is on the verge of the civil war.

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  • Reported in: Issue 229
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/01/2021
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: Democratic Party (US), Civil war, Donald Trump, Conspiracy theory
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