The people's martyr?
If Trump's enemies thought it smart to paint him as a threat to democracy, this may just have boomeranged
Those who are so hostile to former US President Donald Trump that they cut him no slack on anything, ever, might be wise to take note of the reaction to the FBI raid on his Florida home.
On Monday, while Trump was in New York, a squad of FBI agents turned up with a warrant at his Mar-a-Lago property and proceeded to search it. The reported reason was that they believed he had retained classified information that he’d taken from the White House. Federal law requires official records to be turned over when a president leaves office. The agents reportedly took away some ten boxes from Trump’s home.
Cue, natch, instantaneous delirium from the left who want Trump removed from political life for ever. The more instructive reaction, however, came from some of his foes amongst Republicans — including implacable “Never-Trumpers”.
Their profound alarm about an apparent abuse of due process involved in the raid was exceeded only by their fear that, if the FBI raid turns out to have been an unjustified and politically driven hit-job, it has made all but certain Trump’s nomination and victory at the 2024 presidential election.
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