In what critics called an incendiary ad on his social media platform Truth Social aimed at driving a wedge inside the administration, Trump suggested that FBI agents who disagreed with the raid go “crazy” and “make America great again.” “.
“When are the big agents, and others, in the FBI going to say, ‘We can’t take it anymore,’ just like they did when James Comey read out a list of all the crimes committed by Crooked Hillary Clinton, only to say that no reasonable prosecutor would prosecute,” Trump said.
“The amazing people at the FBI were absolutely going ‘crazy,’ so Comey had to go back and do a FAKE INVESTIGATION to keep them at bay,” he continued. “The end result, we won in 2016 (and did MUCH better in 2020!). But now the ‘Left’ has lost their minds!!!”
Moments later, he repeated the message, admonishing, “FBI, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
Trump’s call came hours after US Senator Lindsey Graham, one of his more ardent supporters, said there would be “riots in the streets” if Trump is prosecuted. Graham later denied that his comment constituted an incitement or threat.
Trump issued a similar two-sided appeal to the Biden administration last week, leading to the… Washington Post to accuse him editorially of ‘convening the crowd’.
A Trump attorney reportedly delivered a “sinister” message to the Justice Department: “President Trump wants the Attorney General to know that he heard about the raid from people across the country. If there was one word to tell their To describe the mood, it’s ‘angry’. The heat is building up. The pressure is building. Whatever I can do to bring the heat down, to lower the pressure, let us know.”
The paper compared Trump’s strategy to the “foreign policy madness” theory adopted by Richard Nixon when he instructed his aides to suggest to his foreign counterparts that they might not be able to control an unstable and reckless president.
“Now Donald Trump and his defenders are using a version of that gamble to stop the Justice Department from prosecuting the former president, arguing that going after Trump would be dangerous to his already angry followers,” it said.