Donald Trump threatens that he will be arrested within days
Former US President Donald Trump published a lengthy post on his own social network, Truth Social, in which he angrily announced that “the leading Republican presidential candidate and former President of the United States will be arrested next week on Tuesday.”
Trump is calling on his supporters to protest and “take back our nation”. In the post, Trump railed against the “corrupt and politically motivated District Attorney’s Office in Manhattan.”
That prosecutor’s office, as well as the New York State Attorney General’s Office, are investigating the tax behavior of the former president and the organizations and businesses he owns.
The investigation against the Trump Organization family group began after one of Donald Trump’s former lawyers, Michael Cohen, testified before Congress. He claims that false valuations have been made – either over or under – of the group’s assets. The goal was to get loans, tax breaks, or better insurance benefits.
The former US president is already the subject of several investigations. Earlier this month, the US Department of Justice said former President Donald Trump could be tried by police officers over the violence at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Earlier today, Trump also posted on Facebook and YouTube for the first time since he was removed from the platforms two years ago due to the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Trump’s posts were under the general heading of “I’m back!” and a video with the line: “Sorry to keep you waiting, it was complicated.” Twitter also announced the unblocking of the former president’s account.
Both posts used a time-lapse CNN video announcing Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016. The image then faded out and “Trump 2024” was written on the screen.
His activism is likely due to his intention to run for a second term in the upcoming 2024 elections.
Trump propelled his incredible 2016 presidential campaign thanks to the use of social media, Reuters notes, recalling that in late 2021 the former president created his own social media platform, which he used while the ban on Twitter was in effect and Meta.