Former President Donald Trump was spotted leaving his Trump Tower apartment for a day on the golf course – but not before attacking ‘lunatic thugs’ he said were working to destroy the country.
Trump fired off a morning Memorial Day post on his Truth Social platform, writing in all capital letters, in a statement that appeared to equate his own political allies with those who gave the ‘ultimate sacrifice’ defending the nation at home and abroad.
In a single sentence, he wished the nation a happy Memorial Day, acknowledged fallen military members, and attacked those he said were working ‘feverishly’ to destroy the nation.
‘HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY TO ALL, BUT ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO GAVE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR THE COUNTRY THEY LOVE, AND TO THOSE IN LINE OF A VERY DIFFERENT, BUT EQUALLY DANGEROUS FIRE, STOPPING THE THREATS OF THE TERRORISTS, MISFITS AND LUNATIC THUGS WHO ARE WORKING FEVERISHLY FROM WITHIN TO OVERTURN AND DESTROY OUR ONCE GREAT COUNTRY, WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN IN GREATER PERIL THAN IT IS RIGHT NOW,’ Trump wrote.
‘WE MUST STOP THE COMMUNISTS, MARXISTS AND FASCIST “PIGS” AT EVERY TURN AND, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!’ the former president added.
Trump posted about ‘LUNATIC THUGS WHO ARE WORKING FEVERISHLY FROM WITHIN TO OVERTURN AND DESTROY OUR ONCE GREAT COUNTRY’
After acknowledging the fallen, Trump wrote about ‘THOSE IN LINE OF A VERY DIFFERENT, BUT EQUALLY DANGEROUS FIRE’
The statement came Monday morning, a few hours before Trump could be seen in his white Make America Great Again cap leaving the building where he maintains a penthouse apartment.
He was wearing white golf shoes and a Trump labeled white collared shirt.
Trump usually relocates from Mar-a-Lago during the warm summer months, where he works on his game at his course in Bedminster, New Jersey.
His statement came on a day when President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris visited Arlington National Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day observance, where Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley spoke of those entombed inside the ‘twisted hull’ of the U.S.S. Arizona at Pearl Harbor.
Trump didn’t specify which forces he was referring to when writing about those seeking to destroy the country ‘from within,’ although it comes as his House Republican Allies have focused their investigatory power on the ‘weaponization’ of government.
It came at a time when Trump is facing multiple legal challenges, including a trial on charges related to the Stormy Daniels case in New York, a probe of January 6 and removal of documents conducted by special counsel Jack Smith, and a probe in Georgia related to his election overturn effort there.
All the while, Trump maintains a wide lead over his Republican rivals in polling. He tore into Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in another post Monday morning, which came days after DeSantis formally entered the race.
He called him ‘Ron DeSanctimonious,’ referred to him as ‘Rob,’ but also said he was ‘WAY UP ON RON,’ and said he was not ‘backing’ Disney, a company that has been feuding with DeSantis.
Two years ago, on the first Memorial Day since he was succeeded as president by Biden, Trump issued a statement that focused on the fallen.
Trump was spotted leaving his New York apartment on Memorial Day
Trump also ripped Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who he is leading in the polls
Trump issued a statement under the name of the ’45th President of the United States of America’
‘The depth of their devotion, the steel of their resolve, and the purity of their patriotism has no equal in human history. On distant battlefields, in far-off oceans, and high in the skies above, they faced down our enemies and gave their lives so that America would prevail. They made the supreme sacrifice so that our people can live in safety and our Nation can thrive in peace. It is because of their gallantry that we can together, as one people, continue our pursuit of America’s glorious destiny,’ Trump wrote then.
That statement featured the rollout of his new logo and said it was from the ‘Office of Donald Trump,’ and called it a statement from the 45th president.