Though he’s now expected to return to Twitter soon, he isn’t on there yet, and so Trump’s recent rant about the FBI and its raid on his Mar-a-Lago home occurred on Truth Social, where he told the story of what they took, saying:
Page 1: The Fake News Media & Crooked Democrats (That’s been proven!) keep saying I had a “large number of documents” in order to make the Biden Classified Docs look less significant. When I was in the Oval Office, or elsewhere, & “papers” were distributed to groups of people & me, they would often be in a striped paper folder with “Classified” or “Confidential” or another word on them. When the session was over, they would collect the paper(s), but not the folders, & I saved hundreds of them…
Page 2: Remember, these were just ordinary, inexpensive folders with various words printed on them, but they were a “cool” keepsake. Perhaps the Gestapo took some of these empty folders when they Raided Mar-a-Lago, & counted them as a document, which they are not. It’s also possible that the Trump Hating Marxist Thugs in charge will “plant” documents while they’re in possession of the material. As President, and based on the Presidential Records Act & Socks Case, I did NOTHING WRONG. JOE DID!
Page 3: Biden is being treated so smuch better than me, I’m shocked (not really!). Why aren’t they raiding his house, & how come his representatives and lawyers are allowed to work together with the Gestopo in looking for documents, when my lawyers & representatives were not allowed anywhere near the search. We weren’t even allowed to know what they took when they raided my home. “Please leave the premises,” they said, & then lugged out everything they could, including my Passports & Med Recs.
There are two ways to take that story. One is the more obvious, and it’s just that what Trump is saying should be taken at face value: he’s annoyed the FBI took his “cool” keepsakes and is worried that they’ll use those folders to plant evidence on him.
But there’s another way to interpret it too. That interpretation is that Trump, even if he’s also worried they’ll plant evidence, is mocking the FBI for gathering up empty folders. It showed up at his home, spent hours searching for incriminating evidence, sucked up everything it could…and walked away with a bunch of empty folders with “various words printed on them”.
Who got the “McDonalds and KFC for Football Players Because of a Government Shutdown” folder? I’d sure love to have that one.
Either way, I found the story hilarious. The FBI went to all that effort, squandered any remaining good will it had on the right, and made itself a target of GOP hate and investigations…all to collect some random folders with random words on them and nothing inside.
The only thing that would make it funnier is if Trump had left signed portraits in all the folders alongside notes telling the FBI agents to enjoy showing their same-sex “spouses” a picture of a real man.
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