On Monday, Donald Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida was raided by the FBI.
The unprecedented action revolves around reported allegations that Trump took classified materials from the White House in January 2021.
In response to the raid, 45th President Donald Trump released a statement it said, “These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents.” Trump went on to say, Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.”
Trump blasted the FBI’s actions, saying it was “the weaponization of the Justice System and an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024.”
The statement went on to list the various disproven attacks against him that have taken place over the years. He said, “The political persecution of President Donald J. Trump has been going on for years, with the now fully-debunked Russia, Russia, Russia Scam, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, and so much more, it just never ends. It is political targeting at the highest level.”
Reacting to the news, Ben Carson tweeted, “never in my lifetime did I think I would see an American law enforcement agency be run and weaponized like the FBI this evening. This is a frightening development in our modern political arena. This is the way of Mao and Castro, not Washington and Lincoln.
Ben went on to say, “Our Republic is one where we have the freedom to think, say, and believe what we want without fear of government intimidation, that includes the President. If we lose those basic freedoms, we lose it all.”
Never in my lifetime did I think I would see an American law enforcement agency be run and weaponized like the FBI this evening. This is a frightening development in our modern political arena. This is the way of Mao and Castro, not Washington and Lincoln.
— Ben & Candy Carson (@RealBenCarson) August 9, 2022