Crowd of Trump supporters gather outside Mar-a-Lago hours after FBI raid: ‘They’re terrified of him’
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Dozens of supporters of former President Donald Trump rallied outside his Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday, after it was raided by FBI agents who were allegedly looking for classified documents.
Protesters moved to Palm Beach, Florida, after the former president issued a statement about the attack. Sources close to the matter told Fox News that the DOJ was investigating whether Trump had illegally taken classified documents to his private residence.
Fox News Digital’s Matt Leach spoke with several fans who expressed their disapproval of the attack.
JD Kennon had traveled across the state of Florida to show support for the former president.
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“As soon as I saw it, I drove all the way from Tampa. That’s crazy,” Kennon said. “We all know what you’re trying to do, DOJ. You’re trying to create some kind of charge so he can’t run for re-election.”
Another Trump supporter, Mike Baffumo, expressed similar misgivings about the Justice Department.
“They’ll do anything they can to get him. They’re terrified of him,” Baffumo said. “And it’s for no other reason than the policies that he supports — America First policies.”
Supporters also objected to the fact that the raid took place when Trump was not on the premises: The former president was in New York City when agents executed the search warrant.
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“What they’re doing to the president is wrong. They’re not investigating anything else, but they’re going to investigate him when he’s not even here in the dark at his house,” said a supporter named Ashley.
Another pro-Trump protester named Matthew agreed. “It’s pretty sick what they’re doing. They literally raided this man’s house while he’s in a different state.”
Although many of the former president’s supporters flocked to the estate, there were also some opponents of the real estate mogul. An anti-Trump protester showed up with vulgar messages written on his sign, mask and clothing.
While many criticized the search, at least one supporter had a positive take.
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“I think what he’s going to do is he’s going to bring the Republican Party back together,” George Ford told Fox News.