1934 Plot by American Industrialists to Seize the White House Foiled by Marine General

This article was originally published on Atticus Mullikin’s Newsvine column.

USMC General Smedley Butler, the most decorated Marine of his time, made allegations in 1934 that he had been approached by Wall Street financier Gerald MacGuire, representing some of the wealthiest businessmen in America, who wanted him to lead a 500,000 man force in a march on the White House to unseat then President Roosevelt.

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