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Butler also claimed, in the early 30s, that the money interests were organizing a coup to overthrow FDR. Newspapers, owned by the money interests, dismissed his claims as a hoax.

The Business Plot (also called the Wall Street Putsch[1] and The White House Putsch) was a political conspiracy in 1933 in the United States to overthrow the government of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and install a dictator.[2] Retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler asserted that wealthy businessmen were plotting to create a fascist veterans' organization with Butler as its leader and use it in a coup d'état to overthrow Roosevelt. In 1934, Butler testified under oath before the United States House of Representatives Special Committee on Un-American Activities (the "McCormack–Dickstein Committee") on these revelations.[3] No one was prosecuted.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_Plot

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