Eric Trump gives clearest indication yet of potential 2024 Trump run after FBI raid
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Eric Trump, son of former President Donald Trump, dropped the latest hint Monday that his father might return to the presidential campaign trail as he criticized the FBI raid on the former president’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida. .
During an appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity,” Trump accused Democrats of orchestrating the raid that took place earlier in the day because they “don’t want” his father to run for president again in 2024, but admitted for the first time that he hopes the former president “comes out and hits them again.”
“All they want to do is get Donald Trump. They raise money on it, they send out fundraising emails about it, they brag on camera. They’re going after him, they’re going to subpoena him,” Trump said. “Every day we get another subpoena, and they do it for a reason: because they don’t want Donald Trump to run and win again in 2024.”
“This is what today is about,” he added.
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Multiple sources told Fox News that the FBI raid was related to materials the former president allegedly took to his private residence after his presidency concluded. That matter was referred to the Department of Justice by the National Archives and Records Administration, which said it found classified material in 15 boxes at the residence.
Trump referred to the treatment of his father and his family as “political persecution” and claimed that the order to carry out the raid came from no other place than the White House and the Biden administration.
“Honestly, I hope, and I’m saying this for the first time, I hope he comes out and hits these guys again because, honestly, this country can’t survive this nonsense. It can’t,” he later added.
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“That’s not who we are. That’s Venezuela… That’s banana republic shenanigans. Having the home of the 45th president of the United States raided by FBI agents, the safes open, that’s not who we are democracy. Imagine if that happened to Barack Obama. The world would be in an uproar,” he said.
Fox News’ Bradford Betz, Jon Street, David Spunt and Brooke Singman contributed to this report.