In the hours following the Justice Department’s release of a partially redacted version of the affidavit that kicked off the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago, Trump and key figures in his circle sounded off reactions.
Trump himself took to Truth Social to rant “Affidavit heavily redacted!!! . . . Nothing mentioned on ‘Nuclear,’ a total public relations subterfuge by the FBI & DOJ, or our close working relationship regarding document turnover – WE GAVE THEM MUCH.” And then later, “The political Hacks and Thugs had no right under the Presidential Records Act to storm Mar-a-Lago and steal everything in sight, including Passports and privileged documents . . . They even broke into my safe with a safecracker – Can you believe?”
While Trump relied heavily on Truth Social to air his grievances in writing, Trump Jr. let a photo do the talking by sharing a meme depicting his dad with a black bar covering the length of his crotch along with the caption “Redact this!”
Bouncing from Instagram over to Twitter, where he’s still allowed to post, Trump Jr. fired off a few more passionate responses.
“They tell you with a straight face that they want ‘transparency’ knowing that their media lackeys will run with it as though it’s a fact. Then they release this. Transparency my ass!!!,” Jr. said in a tweet along with a share of fully redacted pages.
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As is often the case with memes, people took the share of Trump’s crotch photo and ran with it. Many adaptations were mushroom related, in reference to a past comment made by Stormy Daniels in which she said his member looked like a “tiny mushroom.”
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