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Donald Trump has warned that ‘terrible things are going to happen’ following the FBI raid on his home.
During an interview with Fox News Digital, the former US President spoke of the recent raid at his Mar-a-Lago property, where officials obtained 11 boxes of ‘classified’ documents.
“The country is in a very dangerous position. There is tremendous anger, like I’ve never seen before, over all of the scams, and this new one, years of scams and witch hunts, and now this,” he said.
The 76-year-old said he would do whatever he could to assist the country and that the ‘temperature has to be brought down’.
As FBI officials raided the Republican's home, many Trump supporters gathered across the street in rage, holding up signs and wearing their MAGA hats.
The Independent reports that Trump and his family watched the FBI raid his Florida home via security footage.
“They could take anything they want, and put anything they want in,” he claimed.
“My people were asked to stand outside.”
He also accused the agents of planting ‘anything they wanted’.
The FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has warned there has been an increase of violent threats to law enforcement and government officials online since the search was conducted.
According to CBS, DHS confirmed they had sent out a bulletin that read: "The FBI and DHS have observed an increase in violent threats posted on social media against federal officials and facilities, including a threat to place a so-called dirty bomb in front of FBI Headquarters and issuing general calls for 'civil war' and 'armed rebellion.'"
The bulletin noted that the threats included ‘specific in identifying proposed targets, tactics, or weaponry’.
Three days after the search at Mar-a-Lago, a suspected radical Trump supporter, Ricky Shiffer, died in a standoff with the FBI after he tried to breach the FBI's Cincinnati field office while wearing a bulletproof vest, according to the Daily Mail.
Hours before, the 42-year-old man shared on Truth Social, Trump’s social media platform, that he was going after the FBI to seek revenge over the raid.
He wrote in part: “People this is it. I hope a call to arms comes from someone better qualified, but if not, this is your call to arms from me. Leave work tomorrow as soon as the gun shop/Army-Navy store/ pawn shop opens, get whatever you need to be ready for combat. We must on tolerate this one.”