With President Trump and his base still reeling from the uncouth and unprecedented raid of his Florida estate, the former President appears to understand that the Biden DOJ has now crossed a line that they cannot uncross.
That’s because, quite frankly, if Trump were to win the White House again in 2024, there would be little to stop him from simply raiding the homes of his personal political enemies.
Former President Donald Trump and his allies are ramping up warnings that Trump might seek payback for the FBI’s search of his Mar-a-Lago club if he recaptures the presidency.
On Wednesday, Trump posted a link to an article headlined “The Payback for Mar-a-Lago Will Be Brutal” on his Truth Social account.
The piece was blunt in its assessment.
The article, an op-ed penned by the Wall Street Journal’s conservative editorial board member Kimberley Strassel, argues that the FBI search of Trump’s Palm Beach club Mar-a-Lago could set off “a toxic cycle of reprisal and escalation” once Republicans get back into power. Strassel suggested that a future Republican-controlled Department of Justice may decide to start raiding the homes of prominent Democrats, including President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, and former Attorney General Eric Holder.
In this way, the Mar-a-Lago raid must be recognized as an escalation of the political beef between Trump and the Democrats – which, given the power of the MAGA Movement, isn’t exactly the sort of trouble that the Biden administration would be able to handle.