Speaking with Charlie Kirk on The Charlie Kirk Show on Thursday, Donald Trump Jr., son of former President Donald Trump, slammed the FBI raid at his father’s Mar-a-Lago residence, and condemned the White House saying that MAGA Republicans are a threat to democracy.
So, Don, I want to get your reaction. There’s been so much news here, special master, abuse of the FBI, DOJ, kind of just riff for a little bit on your take of the abuse of power from the federal government, the continued targeting of your family and your father,” Kirk said.
Trump Jr. started out by noting the FBI’s usage of their hostage rescue team, stating that “that’s an intimidation tactic.”
“I mean, for those of you who are listening who don’t understand the hostage rescue, the HRC, that’s like the Delta Force, that’s the Navy Seals of federal law enforcement,” he said.
“I don’t even know that they’ve used the HRC like, you know, on American soil. So for them to be, you know, executing essentially a search warrant, seems like something they’ve never been used before,” Trump Jr. continued.
He stated that the usage of the team was “a tactic designed simply to intimidate that political, you know, that to me was what was, you know, really crazy.”
Trump Jr. continued on to note the photos of documents released by the Department of Justice that had been taken from the residence, bearing top secret labels.
“You’re seeing all this stuff right now, they’re showing — they’re leaking pictures selectively to the press of documents thrown on the floor that seem like they’re staged documents to make this seem, I mean, this is an absolute farce. It’s absolutely disgusting.”
Trump Jr. also slammed the magistrate judge that had presided over the partial unsealing of the affidavit used to search the residence, noting that “out of the thousands of magistrates,” the one selected for the case was revealed to have previously represented Jeffrey Epstein clients, had donated to former President Obama’s campaign, and had been appointed by the former president.
“He happens to be the one guy that— like, does anyone believe in this much coincidence? Does anyone believe who’s been watching for the last five years that all of this stuff just magically happened this way and this is the process functioning flawlessly? It’s, it’s just ridiculous. So you know, it doesn’t surprise me anymore,” said Trump Jr.
Slamming the FBI, Trump Jr. said that the agency needed the HRC team to raid Mar-a-Lago, while those on the FBI’s radar “magically shoot up schools or do whatever they’re going to do because they check some sort of politically correct box.”
“It’s a disgrace what’s happened to the FBI, how politicized they become and how they’ve been weaponized against conservatives and I don’t know how much longer this nonsense can continue,” Trump Jr. said.
Trump Jr. then pivoted to talking about recent comments made by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who had said that Trump voters and MAGA conservatives are the greatest threat to American democracy.
“75 million people are the greatest threat to democracy. Not mush mouth idiot that’s actually occupying the White House, but someone who voted for someone that thought they’d do a better job. And that seems pretty obvious based on the facts. That’s the greatest threat to democracy. I don’t know man. It’s a it’s a scary place where we are today, Charlie,” Trump Jr. said.
Playing a clip of Jean-Pierre’s comments, she stated: “The President thinks that there is an extremist threat to our democracy. The President has been clear as he can be on that particular piece when we talk about our democracy and when we talk about our freedoms, the way that he seizes the MAGA Republicans are the most energized part of the Republican Party. The that extreme — This is an extreme threat to our democracy, to our freedom, to our rights.”
“Yeah, the most active part of our part, Don. Our base is an extreme threat to our country. Have we ever heard a government talk like this?” Kirk said.
“No, I mean, we have, didn’t work out that well historically,” said Trump Jr., who noted that while the left is calling the right fascists and Nazis, “they seem to be the ones doing that.”
“I mean, imagine demonizing 75 million people. I mean, they — Hillary did that once when she called us all deplorables. I mean, what’s the difference?”
Trump Jr. continued on to question whether the left is setting up a scenario where the people are required to “wear our political affiliations and walk around.”
“This historically has not ended well,” he noted.
“All the names they’ve called us for so long, seem to be the tactics actually employed by you know, people throughout history and that the left is doing right now. I mean, this does not bode well for our country.
Trump Jr. said that he hopes that “reason prevails,” but added that “it’s like they’re trying to, you know, goad people into taking on the government at this point, but like, it’s absolutely sick. It’s disgusting.”
Flipping the tables, Trump Jr. said that if this was his father doing these things, “someone in the press would actually have a problem with it.”
“They’d be very loud about it and they’d actually be right for a change, but because it’s the leftists, because they control every institution, because, you know, they own the media and big tech and everything like that, it’s just gonna be a swept under the rug. Like it’s nothing,” Trump Jr. said.
“So you know, it seems to me that everything coming out of this administration, while simultaneously pitching for unity, is trying to do the exact opposite of create unity.
“You’ll hear them say stuff like that in the next sentence they’ll talk about ‘but we’ll create unity.’ Yes, it’s a unity as long as you go 100 percent along with what you say, or what we say, if you do something otherwise, you’re a threat to democracy. You’re a threat to freedom. You’re a threat to everything, literally. I mean, it’s absolutely disgusting, but you know, it’ll continue.” Trump Jr. concluded.