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02/03/2017 06:50 am ET | Updated Feb 03, 2017

Sarah Silverman Walks Back Tweet Urging Military Coup Against Trump

"Trying 2 keep in check bc damnit I love u America."

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Sarah Silverman, pictured in December, wrote that even peaceniks can incite violence when moved by fear.

Comedian Sarah Silverman delved into serious territory when she appeared to call for the military overthrow of President Donald Trump in a tweet. Then, early Friday, she seemed to offer a conciliatory message, writing that fear can even move peace lovers to incite violence.

Silverman drew attention Wednesday night with this note in a retweet of a post listing activity around the Trump administration.

Silverman’s tweet, whether written in jest or not, caused a stir on her account and with some media outlets.

But Friday, the comedian appeared to soften her stance.

Silverman originally backed Bernie Sanders in the presidential race, then called for unity behind Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention.

The Huffington Post reached out to Silverman’s rep early Friday for comment.

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