Donald Trump's posting to Truth Social has been bizarre in recent days, but a new post has jaws dropping across the world.
Because Trump isn't just swinging at the FBI and Department of Justice anymore - he's now demanding a remedy to what he considers great fraud and election interference. Trump's solution? That he be declared the winner of the 2020 election - 2 years after it took place.
Trump Demands Election Do-Over
Donald Trump has just taken things to a bizarre level on his social media platform, Truth.
Over the weekend, he seemed to suggest that FBI agents should revolt against their leaders, but now things are truly in a realm of the unimaginable.
Trump wrote on Truth Social, "So now it comes out, conclusively, that the FBI BURIED THE HUNTER BIDEN LAPTOP STORY BEFORE THE ELECTION knowing that, if they didn’t, 'Trump would have easily won the 2020 Presidential Election.' This is massive FRAUD & ELECTION INTERFERENCE at a level never seen before in our Country."
Never fear though, Trump knows how to fix it. He added, "REMEDY: Declare the rightful winner or, and this would be the minimal solution, declare the 2020 Election irreparably compromised and have a new Election, immediately!"
It's a breathtaking step for anyone - much less a formal POTUS - to suggest that the election be re-done. And it's in black-and-white now that Trump wishes to overturn the election results, something he always brushed off as a desire to get to the truth rather than subvert the election.
Trump Encourages FBI Revolt
If you're Donald Trump's legal counsel, you're sweating this week. Not only is the former President now saying the quiet part out loud - that he wants the election results changed - but he's also encouraging FBI agents to turn against what he sees as unlawful orders from their superiors.
Over the weekend, Trump took to Truth Social to say, "When are the great Agents, and others, in the FBI going to say 'we aren’t going to take it anymore,' much as they did when James Comey read off a list of all of Crooked Hillary Clinton’s crimes, only to say that no reasonable prosecutor would prosecute. The wonderful people of the FBI went absolutely 'nuts,' so Comey had to backtrack and do a FAKE INVESTIGATION in order to keep them at bay. The end result, we won in 2016 (and did MUCH better in 2020!). But now the 'Left' has lost their minds!!!"
It was a truly stunning escalation in the war of words Trump and his allies have been waging on the FBI and Department of Justice investigations over recent weeks.
The House's January 6 committee hearings resume in September, and until then Trump's legal team has to be crossing their fingers and hoping he doesn't implicate himself in anything new. Unfortunately, today and yesterday's Truth Social posts don't bode well for the embattled former President.
Now between the Department of Justice, House January 6 panel and state election boards which are investigating whether or not his behavior in 2020 constituted election interference, things are grim for the 2024 presidential hopeful. Whether or not anything comes of his now brazen admittance to a desire to overturn the election results or not remains to be seen, but it's a weird week for Americans watching it all play out in real time.