Critics of ex-president Donald Trump have reacted to news of his probable detention on social media.
Some of Trump’s detractors took to social media to mock him when he posted on Truth Social on a Saturday morning that he would be detained on Tuesday as part of an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
George Takei, an actor, recently tweeted a mocking message:
Who among us hasn’t been a part of a plot to unlawfully pay a pornstar hush money right before a national election?
They got to Trump, therefore they can get to you.
Blogger and outspoken Trump opponent Brian Krassenstein tweeted that the president “will be jailed and fingerprinted like every suspected criminal is.”
Journalist Aaron Rupar, of the left-leaning New York Times, pointed out the incongruity between Trump’s anticipated arrest and his scheduled campaign events.
Just in the past few hours have we discovered that, should he be indicted, Trump intends to turn himself into authorities and that he will be holding a rally next weekend in Waco. Just the usual fare of a presidential campaign,” he said.
Former Illinois Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger, an outspoken Trump critic, wrote to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, a fellow Republican from Georgia, saying, ”
In case you were wondering, if you broke the law, you would be in jail.
California Democrat Eric Swalwell claimed Trump’s announcement of the impending arrest and the raid on Mar-a-Lago in August were intended to incite “acts of violence in his name.”
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) also criticized Trump’s statement, calling it “reckless” and said that Trump’s rhetoric was designed to “keep himself in the spotlight & to create unrest among his fans.”
Amy McGrath, the Democratic hopeful for Senate in Kentucky in 2020, replied by calling House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) “weak” and “spineless” for describing the impending arrest as “an awful misuse of authority” and “politically moving.”
Similarly mocking the speaker’s speech was New York Democrat Adriano Espaillat, who claimed McCarthy was “cowering to Trump and MTG.”