Twitter owner and billionaire Elon Musk argued that former President Donald Trump’s indictment by the Department of Justice risks losing the trust of the American public.
Trump is the current front-runner in the 2024 Republican presidential primary.
“There does seem to be far higher interest in pursuing Trump compared to other people in politics,” Musk tweeted Thursday night. He added, “Very important that the justice system rebut what appears to be differential enforcement or they will lose public trust.”
The former president announced his indictment Thursday night on his social media platform, Truth Social, taking the opportunity to accuse the Justice Department of hypocrisy.
“The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax, even though Joe Biden has 1850 Boxes at the University of Delaware, additional Boxes in Chinatown, D.C., with even more Boxes at the University of Pennsylvania, and documents strewn all over his garage floor where he parks his Corvette, and which is ‘secured’ by only a garage door that is paper thin, and open much of the time,” Trump said on Truth Social.
It was a reference to revelations earlier this year that Biden also had multiple batches of confidential documents in his possession, the same potential crime that Trump is being indicted on.
Trump also wrote that it was a “DARK DAY for the United States in America” and that the country is “in serious and rapid Decline.”
Here's what to know about former President Donald Trump's federal indictment
Former President Donald Trump has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to mishandling classified White House documents that were recovered at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
Trump unlawfully kept hundreds of documents after leaving office — including papers detailing America’s conventional and nuclear weapons programs, potential weak points in US defenses, and plans to respond to a foreign attack, federal prosecutors charged Friday.
The 45th president stored boxes containing the documents throughout his estate, including “a ballroom, a bathroom and shower, an office space, his bedroom, and a storage room,” according to a 49-page indictment filed in Miami federal court Thursday.
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The indictment against Trump was unsealed hours after the 76-year-old announced he had been charged by Jack Smith, the special counsel tapped in November to examine Trump’s retention of official documents at Mar-a-Lago.
The indictment is the former commander in chief’s second since leaving office and marks the first time in US history a former president has faced federal charges.
In April, Trump pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg related to hush money payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 election.
Trump, who is the first president in U.S. history to be indicted, told Fox News Digital that he is a target of “the most corrupt” administration in history.
The former president said the case is “election interference” and “the greatest witch hunt of all time.” He explained that he will “of course” plead not guilty to charges in federal court on Tuesday, and said he is “totally innocent.”
The news sent shock waves throughout the media world, with prominent liberal journalists like MSNBC host Rachel Maddow even asking if Trump could seek a “political solution” to his indictment by telling the Department of Justice that he would drop out of the 2024 presidential race.