Trump has been writing stuff like this for weeks but this is from yesterday:
REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS SHOULD DEFUND THE DOJ AND FBI UNTIL THEY COME TO THEIR SENSES. THE DEMOCRATS HAVE TOTALLY WEAPONIZED LAW ENFORCEMENT IN OUR COUNTRY AND ARE VICIOUSLY USING THIS ABUSE OF POWER TO INTERFERE WITH OUR ALREADY UNDER SIEGE ELECTIONS!
Vicious. Abuse their power. Interfere with elections. He often includes “How much more are patriots supposed to take? And PROTEST, PROTEST, PROTEST. What is a regular MAGA to do faced with seemingly impossible choices? Get violent, and martyr themselves to save the country? He is leaving them little room and expecting action: PROTEST PROTEST PROTEST. We all know what happened last time.
So now the MAGAs are responding with a deluge of death threats to the judge and prosecutor. From NBC News:
In the 24 hours since former President Donald Trump’s arraignment, the presiding judge and his family have received multiple threats, two sources familiar with the matter said. One official said “dozens” of threats have recently been directed at Judge Juan Merchan and his chambers but did not give an exact time frame for them.
The New York police detail assigned to the DA’s office is providing extra security to all affected staff members. Court officers, meanwhile, are boosting security for the judge and the court as a whole as a precaution.
Other steps have been taken, as well. Online bios of employees at the Manhattan district attorney’s office were recently removed from the DA’s website because of troubling posts on social media, including Trump’s Truth Social platform.
One can find security for the judge, and his family, and the same with Alvin Bragg. But it’s not the secret service and not entirely complete. Every member of the Manhattan D.A.’s office, even assistants and paralegals is at risk.
But this is what Trump does. He pushes the edge without any concern that things will get violent. In fact, in some ways, it’s one of his defenses, intimidation. Fanni Willis, the red MAGAs in Georgia will burn your county to the ground.
Jack Smith has to get moving on this. Only strong federal charges will break through a lot of violent threats because some serious evidence from Trump staff will be set out, including all the times Trump refused to do the right thing.
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