On Saturday, former President Donald Trump took to social media to share his opinion on recent reports from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg that he may be indicted soon. Rep. Maxine Waters (D–CA) responded to this announcement by criticizing Trump for attempting to organize “domestic terrorists” to protest his arrest. However, this allegation is unsubstantiated and does not reflect the full story.
Waters said, “[M]ost people have never seen or believed that we would have a President who has acted in the way that he has, who has disrespected the Constitution of the United States of America, who has lied, who has tried to organize domestic terrorists, and some believe that he did organize them as they attacked our Capitol on January 6. … When he announces himself, it’s almost like he’s attempting to organize his domestic terrorists to show up and to resist him being arrested. You have to be careful with him.”
It is understandable that Rep. Waters is concerned about Trump’s behavior and potential implications. However, it is important to consider the facts of the situation before making such a serious accusation. At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that Trump is attempting to organize a protest or otherwise rally “domestic terrorists” in his defense. In fact, Trump’s post simply expressed his opinion on the situation and urged his followers to “stay tuned.”
In addition to this, it is important to recognize that this is not the first time Trump has been accused of organizing or encouraging violence. These allegations have been made in the past and have been refuted by Trump and his supporters. This is not to say that Trump’s behavior is not concerning or that he should not be held accountable for his actions, but it is important to consider the facts of the situation before making unfounded accusations.
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