Donald Trump was slammed for another round of threats and incitement Saturday after evoking last year’s Jan. 6 insurrection — and then telling his followers it’s now time for the FBI and Justice Department “thugs” To be “dealt with.”
Critics considered his threatening messages to signal his fear to many of his followers who were often armed. Some 62% of gun owners voted for Trump 2016 election. The Oath Keeper supporters of his had been a “massive stockpile” of weapons Last January, stashed away in Washington, D.C. 6 Support Trump According to evidence at trial, he attempted to take control of the government in that event and stay in power.
Trump A Truth Social post said that they were unable to believe the truth. FBI This was “absolutely” involved in a “coordinated effort to change election results” to make him a loser. That justified last year’s violent Jan. 6 “protest” The U.S. Capitol, He insisted, even when nearly 1,000 rioters have been indicted for crimes relating to that day’s insurrection.
Now, Trump His followers are urged to use Truth Social by he “weaponized thugs and tyrants” The FBI DOJ “must be dealt with.”
Trump Truth Social’s supporters responded by blasting the FBI The “gestapo” The members and “organized crime,” Agents’ lives could be at risk. Trump acolytes.
Conde Nast legal affairs editor Luke Zaleski called Trump’s brutal message the “exact speech he gave on Jan. 6.”
“He’s continuing the rhetoric that incites violence against the United States and his thugs know what ‘must be dealt with’ means,” Zaleski tweeted.
The group “Republicans against Trumpism” In a Twitter message, he asked readers to picture the outraged reaction had Former President Barack Obama asked his followers to act against the DOJ. FBI.
Critics disagree Trump’s vile attacks reveal how terrified the former president is about the looming prospect of criminal indictments against him. On Jan. 6, the House committee will consider making at most three criminal referrals. Trump To the Justice Department: Incitement to insurrection and obstruction of the United States government.