Donald Trump has long been a bit of a wildcard in the the political world. In fact, this was a huge part of his appeal to Americans who’ve been abjectly fed up with the status quo in The Beltway.
But there are times when Trump’s bombastic nature tests even his staunchest supports, and this week he appears to be approaching that line.
Donald Trump on Friday threatened “death and destruction” if he’s criminally charged in New York — writing the shocking social media warning after posting an image of himself holding a baseball bat next to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s head.
“They are HUMAN SCUM!” the 76-year-old former president raged in one post asking why Bragg “refuses to do the right thing and ‘call it a day?’”
Trump is seeking a rematch against President Biden in 2024 and previously used heated language ahead of actual violence — most notoriously on Jan. 6, 2021, when he told thousands of supporters to march on the Capitol and “fight like hell” to prevent certification of Biden’s Electoral College win, which they proceeded to do by smashing into the building and battling with police.
The imagery was a step up, even for Trump.
Trump shared the image of himself holding a baseball bat — with Bragg’s hands up — on his Truth Social platform Thursday as he devoted his day to attacking the prosecutor for pursuing a case over a “hush money” payout to porn star Stormy Daniels. The bat image was pulled from an article that he shared but was not removed.
The image can be seen below:
Trump had predicted nearly a week ago that he’d be arrested on Tuesday, but when that didn’t occur, Bragg suggested that the former President had simply made it up.
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