Trump Prepares Weakest Ever Apology For Social Media Threats To DA Alvin Bragg
Donald Trump offered bizarre explanations for his social media threats against Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg in a tentative interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Monday.
Hannity asked the former president to explain two posts that sparked an uproar last week as a potential indictment against Trump could soon be announced by Bragg’s office. On Thursday, Trump posted a photo of himself wielding a baseball bat alongside a photo of Bragg with his hands up. The post was later deleted. In another post, Trump suggested that a possible indictment against him by Bragg could result in “death and destruction.”
In a rambling response, Trump appeared to suggest he was unaware of the photo, which would have been part of a linked article, when he shared it. He also seemed to feel like people thought the image actually showed him threatening Bragg with a baseball bat, making it clear at length that they were two separate images.
“They took this picture of the White House and they put it up, and then they put a picture of Alvin Bragg on it,” he said, after going off on the tangent about the company that made the baseball bat.
As for the “death and destruction” message, which is still in place, Trump tried to present it as a message of concern rather than a threat.
“I didn’t say ‘do something wrong.’ I say I’m afraid that people it will be fine something because people are very angry about it,” he said.
Earlier this month, Trump indicated he expected to be arrested last Tuesday as part of Bragg’s investigation in New York, which reportedly centers on a 2016 silent payment to the film actor for adults Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence over an alleged affair with Trump. .
Trump’s intense rhetoric since then is at times reminiscent of language he used before the Jan. 6, 2021, uprising, with many onlookers sounding alarms it could lead to more violence.
House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-California), for example, said Friday that Trump “obviously hasn’t learned the lesson” from the riot at the U.S. Capitol and warned that “if he continues, he go get someone.” kill.”
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