The United States could face great unrest if the Department of Justice chooses to indict former President Donald Trump.
That's the warning the former POTUS (FPOTUS) had this week when he spoke with a conservative talk show host. But he wants people to now he's not inciting more violence, just sharing his opinion - but his followers may disagree.
Donald Trump is Just Sharing an Opinion
Trump this week spoke with conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt, and he had a warning for the United States if the DOJ chooses to indict him: "I don't think the people of the United States would stand for it. I think you'd have problems in this country the likes of which perhaps we've never seen before."
Hewitt pressed for more specific details, but Trump simply repeated that there would be "big problems, big problems." He added, "They will not, they will not sit still and stand for this ultimate of hoaxes." Trump continued, "I don't think the people of this country would stand for it, especially since they know, especially since they know I'm totally innocent."
But Trump, who is currently under the legal microscope for potentially inciting his followers to violence on January 6, 2021, says he's not trying to do that (again?).
Trump told Hewitt, "I'm just saying what my opinion is."
Of course, when you're Trump, your opinion can quickly become a directive, as evidenced by his infamous "stand back, stand by" (to domestic terrorist groups like the Proud Boys) comment which caused extremist white supremacist group member numbers to surge. And the House panel investigating the January 6 riots at the Capitol is seeking to prove that he not only knew what his words would cause, it was his plan all along - which makes his comments to Hewitt concerning for domestic security experts who worry a repeat is coming.
Trump Tries to Buy Greenland
While Trump himself is worrying the country with promises of violence, an upcoming book is spilling the beans on some of his most bizarre behavior during the presidency.
"The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021" is a forthcoming book by journalists Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, detailing some unknown facts about Trump's time at the helm of the United States.
One account that's raising eyebrows focuses on his attempt to buy Greenland, which is owned by Denmark.
According to the book, when Trump discovered that he couldn't outright purchase it, he attempted to trade Puerto Rico for Greenland.
It's just a funny anecdote to many, but it highlights the bizarre way a real estate mogul approached his time in the White House, and it sparked Denmark's prime minister to call the attempts, "absurd."
Trump for his part has not addressed any of the revelations coming out of the upcoming book, but is focusing his time on Truth Social on praising Republicans who are towing the MAGA party line and blasting traditional conservatives like Mitch McConnell.
On Truth today, Trump wrote, "Mitch McConnell is giving the Democrats everything they want. He is their lapdog! He didn’t stop trillions of dollars in spending by refusing to use the Debt Ceiling as a negotiating tool. He gave it up for nothing. Now he wants to give Manchin the thing he wanted in order to destroy America, and even the People of West Virginia….
….How about his tax on coal? The Republican Senate must do something about this absolute Loser, Mitch McConnell, who folds every time against the Democrats—and he’s only getting worse!"
Trump then turned to those he feels are on track, writing, "Finally, some Republicans with great Courage! Rick Scott, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee are working hard to stop Chuck Schumer and his favorite Senator Mitch McConnell from ramming through a disastrous Continuing Resolution that would do nothing to Stop Inflation, Grow our Economy, or Restore the American Dream—it would only put Big Government First and give Manchin his terrible deal….
….Instead, we need a LONG-TERM Continuing Resolution, so we can deal with the real Emergency at hand, the Radical Left’s destruction of America, and once again, put AMERICA First. McConnell is so bad!"
While legal vices tighten on Trump from every angle, he's working those he can control - Republicans who feel they owe their rise to his popularity, and hope to grow it after the November midterms.