Donald Trump’s campaign slammed the federal indictment the former president is facing in connection to his attempts to overturn the 2020 election result — and compared the investigation into the matter to Nazi Germany.
“The lawlessness of these persecutions of President Trump and his supporters is reminiscent of Nazi Germany in the 1930s, the former Soviet Union, and other authoritarian, dictatorial regimes,” Trump’s 2024 campaign said in a statement.
The comparison shocked and disgusted many.
“Comparing this indictment to Nazi Germany in the 1930s is factually incorrect, completely inappropriate and flat-out offensive,” Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in a statement posted to social media. “As we have said time and again, such comparisons have no place in politics and are shameful.”
Trump’s team also claimed the charges were an attempt by the Biden administration to interfere with the next election.
“This is nothing more than the latest corrupt chapter in the continued pathetic attempt by the Biden Crime Family and their weaponized Department of Justice to interfere with the 2024 Presidential Election,” the statement said.
Trump’s campaign called the prosecution of the 45th president “un-American” and said it was another witch hunt used to distract from the latest Hunter Biden scandal involving the president.
“But why did they wait two and a half years to bring these fake charges, right in the middle of President Trump’s winning campaign for 2024? Why was it announced the day after the big Crooked Joe Biden scandal broke out from the Halls of Congress?” the campaign questioned. “The answer is, election interference!”
The former president, 77, was charged Tuesday with four counts — conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding and conspiracy against rights. He faces up to 55 years in prison if he is found guilty of all charges.
Federal prosecutors said he knowingly made false claims of voter fraud after Biden won the 2020 election in a desperate attempt to stay in the White House.
He has not, however, been charged with the crime of inciting a riot after he urged thousands of supporters to descend upon the Capitol on Jan. 6.
“The attack on our nation’s Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was an unprecedented assault on the seat of American democracy,” special counsel Jack Smith said in a brief statement to reporters.
“As described in the indictment, it was fueled by lies — lies by the defendant targeted at obstructing a bedrock function of the US government: the nation’s process of collecting, counting and certifying the results of the presidential election.”
Trump — the GOP frontrunner in the 2024 presidential race — has been indicted three times in just four months.
He is set to appear in court in Washington, DC on Thursday.
Trump has also been charged with 40 felony counts after he took boxes of classified documents and materials from the White House and stored them inside his Mar-a-Lago estate.
The former president was indicted by a New York Grand jury in March over “hush money” paid to porn star Stormy Daniels.
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