Trump’s trial.. His supporters call for the execution of the judge and jury and threaten civil war

Trump’s trial.. His supporters call for the execution of the judge and jury and threaten civil war

2024-05-31 02:35

Trumps trial.. His supporters call for the execution of the judge and jury and threaten civil warShafaq News/ Hours after former US President Donald Trump was convicted of 34 criminal charges by a jury in a New York state court, his supporters launched a massive campaign on social media in which they demanded the execution of the judge and jury. They also threatened to ignite a civil war, and called for a “reaping.” Illegal immigrants with the “machete”.

After Trump became the first US president to be convicted of a crime, his supporters responded with dozens of posts inciting violence online, according to a Reuters review of comments on three pro-Trump websites: the Trump-owned Truth Social platform and Patriots One. and Gateway Bandit.

Some supporters called for the jury members to be targeted, others called for the execution of Judge Juan Merchan, and others went so far as to call for civil war and armed rebellion.

“Someone in New York with nothing to lose should take over Merchan,” one commenter wrote on the Patriots Wayne website, according to Reuters.

“I hope he uses the machete when he meets some illegal immigrants,” the post said, referring to illegal immigrants.

On Gateway Bandit, someone suggested after the decision was issued that the liberals should be shot. “It’s time to get rid of some leftists,” the post read. “This cannot be solved by voting.”

The pace of intimidation and threats of violence increased after Trump lost the presidential race in 2020 and claimed that the elections were rigged.

During his election campaign seeking to win a second term in the White House, Trump accused, without evidence, the judges and prosecutors in his trials of being corrupt tools in the hands of President Joe Biden’s administration and that they were intent on sabotaging his attempt to win the presidency.

His loyalists responded with a campaign of threats and intimidation targeting judges and court employees.

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