Donald Trump has insisted the Democrats will again try to ‘steal’ the presidential election and claimed Fulton County prosecutor Fani Willis will be ‘killed’ for indicting him.
The former president was no less combative on the eve of his historic arrest in Georgia.
“They’re wild animals, they’re sick people,” Trump said of his haters. “There’s a level of hate that I’ve never seen.”
“Even the Democrats say you can’t bring these lawsuits, that you don’t have one,” the former president told Tucker Carlson in an interview posted on X, formerly Twitter.
“District Attorney Fani, Fani Willis, in Atlanta is getting killed,” he continued — in terms reminiscent of his rhetoric during the build-up to the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.
Willis has charged the former president with 13 counts of trying to nullify Georgia’s election results, citing the state’s racketeering laws among other things.
‘They’re wild animals, they’re sick people,’ Trump says of his rivals
Basically she’s saying, ‘Trump has no right to criticize this election.’ But you’ve been here long enough now, you’ve seen many elections – Hillary Clinton goes crazy. said, “It’s not the president.
An Atlanta-area judge on Monday approved a $200,000 bond for Trump, but under the terms of that bond, Trump was prohibited from communicating with any witnesses or co-defendants and ordered not to make “direct or indirect threats of any kind against the community or any property of the community.
Trump then referenced Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who refused to back down to Governor Brian Kemp in the 2018 election.
“She still thinks she won the gubernatorial election,” Trump said. “She still thinks that — she’s never backed down. And do you think Stacey Abrams will be indicted for that? Of course not: Democrats don’t get indicted for such things, they don’t get impeached.
At another point, Trump insisted that mail-in voting would always lead to cheating, even as the Republican National Committee launched a new ad encouraging mail-in and advance voting.
“Every time you have mail-in ballots, you will be the victim of massive cheating in your election at any time,” Trump insisted, apparently with no regrets over allegations of fraud that led to 18 arrests in Fulton County, Georgia.
“Not just the presidential election – anytime. That’s all their interest: they want to cheat.
“They have to cheat because their policies are so bad that if they didn’t cheat, they couldn’t get elected. Who wants open borders, who wants high taxes?” he continued.
A wave of nine Trump allies have visited the Georgia jail so far this week and their photos have been released by the sheriff’s office.
The 41 counts against Trump and his 18 co-defendants constitute the fourth and final indictment against the former president. Trump did not have to take a photo for his three previous indictments.
“District Attorney Fani, Fani Willis, in Atlanta, she’s getting killed,” Trump continued.
Trump was charged with RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations), a charge frequently used to try mob figures, cartel bosses and gang leaders.
He is also charged with solicitation of breach of oath by a public official; conspiracy to commit forgery in the first degree; perjury; and a host of other counts.
If convicted on all counts, he faces 71 years in prison — and state charges, unlike federal, cannot be pardoned by a president.
During the interview, Trump also focused his anger on President Biden, who he said might not “make it” in the 2024 election and accused Mitch McConnell for trying to rally support to impeach him.
“I don’t think he’ll make it through the door, but you never know,” he said of Biden, 80, in a remark that seemed to indicate he thinks his arch-rival won’t. will not survive.
The interview aired on X Wednesday night. – in direct competition with the first Republican presidential debate.
Interviewer Tucker Carlson posts an explosive interview on Platform X, in which he asks former President Donald Trump if the country is heading towards civil war.
Trump decided to stay off the debate scene in Milwaukee despite leading in the polls.
The interview was pre-recorded. Carlson also asked Trump why he wasn’t participating in the prime-time debate.
Biden’s own campaign team blasted the interview before it was revealed as a “softball” interview touting “conspiracy theories.”
The primetime drama came hours before Trump plans to surrender to authorities in Fulton County, Georgia, on Thursday for treatment and to have his picture taken, after he was charged with racketeering conspiracy related to his efforts to overturn elections in the state.
“The twisted Joe Biden is so bad he’s the worst president in the history of our country,” Trump says in the clip, in a line that may come from the Truth Social platform he owns.
His interview with Carlson was carefully curated on X, a platform owned by Elon Musk, which reinstated Trump’s suspended Twitter account.
Carlson was kicked out of Fox following a massive settlement with Dominion Voting Systems, which sued the network for airing election conspiracy theories on its equipment. The company settled $787 million.
On Wednesday, the channel is trying to draw viewers to its primetime debate in Milwaukee, in a pivotal state that Trump won in 2016 but lost in 2020.
In texts published during the litigation, Carlson was revealed writing on January 4, 2020:
“We are very, very close to being able to ignore Trump most nights.” I’m really looking forward. Then he wrote: “I hate him passionately. »
But his platform has an advantage for both men. Carlson can recover while jostling the network that dumped him, while continuing to pay his hefty salary. Trump can be on the air without letting his rivals get the better of him.
Carlson also asked Trump why he was not present at the debate. Rivals including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis have characterized him as afraid to run. Trump said he had a big lead and didn’t need it.