Former President Donald Trump launched a second tirade on Tuesday, targeting federal officials involved in the investigations into the various alleged crimes he is accused of. Trump specifically singled out United States Department of Justice special counsel Jack Smith, whom he has repeatedly accused of meddling in the 2024 election. He also took aim at Attorney General Merrick Garland, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and President Joe Biden.
In a tweet at 6:01 p.m., Trump asserted:
“As my Poll numbers go higher & higher, the Communists, Marxists, & Fascists get more & more CRAZY with their ridiculous Indictments & Election Interference plans & plots, all controlled by an out of control, & very corrupt, DOJ/FBI. They have WEAPONIZED Law Enforcement in America at a level not seen before. Deranged Jack Smith, who is a sick puppet for A.G. Garland & Crooked Joe Biden, should be DEFUNDED & put out to rest. Republicans must get tough or the Dems will steal another Election. MAGA!”
This outburst followed Trump’s response to a March 31st statement by Congressman Jim Jordan, a close political ally, who praised Trump’s resilience in the face of attacks. Trump thanked Jordan and encouraged him to continue his efforts.
This behavior from Trump mirrors his actions from the previous year, occurring just a month before the FBI executed a search warrant at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.