Trump’s chilling warning about what happens after indictment
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now in the center of separation investigation From the U.S. Department of Justice and his hometown prosecutor new york and Georgiain a state that lost to Joe Biden but pressured election officials to overturn the results, the 2024 Republican presidential nominee fears that his supporters will suffer from his election loss or potentially imminent indictment. He suggested that violence could be dealt with.
On March 18, he announced to supporters ‘Protest’ against his imminent ‘arrest’ in New York The enraged, all-caps social media post epitomizes his violent vision of an America in chaos. It’s a “third world” country where “left-wing thugs” are “killing and burning without retribution” and “dying”.
His recent remarks reflect an attack on the United States Capitol and a call to supporters who fostered his apocalyptic vision of America during his tenure and during the course of his election campaign. The United States vs. their political interests and the brewing of a civil war with grim conclusions. – Rhetoric that captured the Republican Party in the wake of Trump’s candidacy.
According to Joe Trippi, Democratic strategist and adviser to the anti-Trump group Lincoln Project, “It’s authoritarian purity. talk Washington Post. “This is what happens when you have to beef up your rhetoric to get the same reaction, it’s a downward spiral.”
Mr Trump has called other Americans “our enemies” (“crazy and lunatic”, he said at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference) and said that without his leadership the country would be in a third party. He repeatedly suggested that we were on the brink of a world war.
In August, the former president told right-wing radio host Hugh Hewitt that criminal prosecution would not stop him from looking for a job. Americans “do not support” his prosecution.
“If something like that happened, I wouldn’t ban running,” he said. I don’t think the American people would support that.”
Asked what he meant by “problem,” the former president said, “I think they have a big problem. We do not endorse the ultimate hoax.”
“It’s not exciting. I’m just stating my opinion,” he said. “I don’t think people in this country will support it.”
A month earlier, South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsay Graham told Fox News that if Trump were indicted for mishandling classified documents on his Florida property, “there would be riots in the streets. It will happen,” he said. Trump shared a clip of the interview on his Truth Social profile.
White House Press Secretary Carine Jean-Pierre said such comments from “extreme Republicans” were “dangerous” without naming the senators.
Here are Trump’s comments: Statement Legacy From his portrayal of “American carnage” in his 2017 inaugural address to baseless claims claiming a “stolen” 2020 presidential election, he has fanned the flames of anger among his supporters. January 2021, before the mob stormed the US Capitol.
Within 25 hours of 2020, he wrote about protesting police violence that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” and promoted a video from an ally claiming that “the only good Democrats are dead Democrats.” bottom. That year he declared in a sombre speech delivered at the foot of Mount Rushmore on July 4 that he was desired by his political opponents.and America.In his campaign speech, to the applause from his supporters, he repeatedly threatened to imprison a journalist and Authorized Performer guilty of drug crimes.
After federal law enforcement raided his Mar-a-Lago property in August 2022, Trump’s furious reactions and criticism of the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice echoed among his supporters. , under threat caused real-world violence.
Trump: ‘People are very upset about what’s happening’ told Fox News at the time“Whatever we can do, because we have to bring down the temperature in the country. If not, terrible things will happen.”
Trump’s business Less than three weeks after announcing his 2024 campaign in November, he was found guilty of criminal charges. This was fueled by frustration and an inability to overturn an election he had lost just two years earlier, and was seen by his opponents as an attempt to defend himself against imminent criminal prosecution. .
In the weeks that followed, Trump repeatedly evoked a dark and pessimistic view of the United States, warning his supporters that the country would enter World War III if he was not elected, and that if he was elected, He vowed ‘revenge’ against his political opponents.
during February He shared the post on Truth Social From supporters who pledged to “physically fight” for the former president’s election, to his millions of followers.
“What do we have to lose? I will devote the rest of my time on this planet to that. And I know many others who feel the same way. Got 6.
As he headlined CPAC, Trump vowed to be “your warrior” and “your righteous”, vowing to his supporters:
“If something doesn’t happen soon, there will be World War III,” he said in a March 5 speech. You know, everybody knows it’s over…either they win or we win, if they win, we no longer have a country. there is no.”
In his Truth Social statement and video of his campaign, he said, “This is the most dangerous time in our nation’s history,” adding, “World War III is a very dark and dark background.” It’s getting closer than ever before.
“Desperate Joe Biden is leading us into oblivion,” he added. “We can’t let that happen. We have to take back the White House or our country will perish.”
Last week, with indictments looming in New York and Georgia, he said in his Truth Social post, “Our country is in big trouble,” refusing to investigate in all caps. Electoral interference in the politics of a failed country.”
This article was first published on March 16th and has been updated as it evolves