(BLP) – Former President Donald Trump had his Mar-a-Lago home raided by the FBI on Monday.
Last night, this news became the number one trending story on social media after Trump released the following statement:
JUST IN – FBI raids Trump's home Mar-A-Lago in Florida. pic.twitter.com/7dK0bhRtLr
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) August 8, 2022
Some Republicans said that this would be an optimal time for Trump to announce that he is running for President in 2024. Calling on him to use this witch hunt by America’s hyper-politicized FBI as fuel to ignite his MAGA “drain the swamp” base ahead of the 2022 midterms.
Though the highly anticipated announcement has yet to come, the former President posted the following video on Truth Social which has many speculating a 2024 campaign launch soon.
Trump posted this on Truth Social an hour ago. 👀 pic.twitter.com/n6tlfOmwG0
— Daniel Bostic (@debostic) August 9, 2022
“The best is yet to come,” the video says. Implying to many that Trump is going to use this FBI raid to his advantage to kickstart his reelection efforts against Democrats.
Commentators on the left, right, and center have expectedly had different opinions of what this unprecedented FBI raid was really about.
As Trump said in his statement, which was quickly parroted by conservative voices, “such an assault could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries.”
“Sadly, America has now become one of those Countries, corrupt at a level not seen before,” the former President added.
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) August 8, 2022
Immediately after the news broke, Trump supporters gathered outside Mar-a-Lago after the raid.