Trump posts dozens of memes attacking Biden, the FBI, and others as the former president's allies beg him to keep quiet

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President Donald Trump.Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images
  • Since the Mar-a-Lago raid in early August, Trump has lashed out on social media.

  • He has routinely promoted or commented on posts and memes that bash Biden, Democrats, or the FBI.

  • Trump's Republican allies have publicly pleaded with the former president to keep quiet.

In the weeks since the FBI's unprecedented search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, the former president's allies have pleaded with him to stop publicly commenting on the raid and fight the Justice Department's investigation in the courts.

Trump isn't listening.

On Tuesday morning alone, Trump has taken to his Truth Social platform over four dozen times to share memes and posts attacking his political enemies. Some posts are memes attacking President Joe Biden or other Democrats, while others are baseless election fraud claims or attempts to delegitimize the FBI.

One post in particular from Tuesday morning shows a photo of Trump with the false caption, "TRUMP WON," in reference to the 2020 presidential election. The former president then reposted the photo and wrote that the "FBI has advanced this fact even further."

Another post included a photo with a caption that read: "81 million votes... and I've never seen a pro Biden hat, shirt or flag in my life." Trump reposted the photo and said, "It is rather amazing, isn't it?"

Trump earlier demanded in an all-caps filled message that he be reinstated as the "rightful winner" of the presidency or that a new election for president be held "immediately" — a request with no basis in constitutional law.

Since federal agents executed their August 8 search of Mar-a-Lago, Trump's allies and other Republicans have urged the former president to stay quiet, or have distanced themselves from initial criticism of the FBI raid.

The best advice to Trump would be to "leave this to his lawyers and not to further comment on this," Karl Rove, an advisor to former President George W. Bush, said on Fox News last week, adding that it lowers Trump's legal exposure.

Trump, however, has been doing anything but. Ron Filipkowski, a criminal-defense attorney in Florida who tracks Trump and his base online, made note of the ramped up activity on Tuesday.

"I don't know if he's been hacked or just completely lost his mind, but by my count Trump has posted or reposted over SIXTY things so far this morning, most of which are rando accounts with almost no followers or straight QAnon people," Filipkowski tweeted.

Trump's meme marathon follows his earlier warnings, after the FBI search, that "terrible things are going to happen" if the country's temperature isn't cooled, all while baselessly accusing the FBI of a "sneak attack" on his Mar-a-Lago home.

On Monday, he lashed out again at the FBI, accusing the agency of burying a controversial New York Post about Hunter Biden's laptop, which had several red flags that raised questions about its authenticity.

He was responding to Facebook, now Meta, CEO Mark Zuckerberg's comments on Joe Rogan's podcast that Facebook temporarily limited the story's reach on the site because it "fit the pattern" of polarizing content, including "Russian propaganda," that the FBI had warned the company about. The FBI shared "nothing specific about Hunter Biden," according to Meta.

But Trump baselessly claimed that the FBI perpetrated  "massive FRAUD & ELECTION INTERFERENCE" that cost him the election, even as some Republicans are trying to distance themselves from his personal grievances ahead of the midterm elections in November, The Washington Post has reported.

"REMEDY: Declare the rightful winner or, and this would be the minimal solution, declare the 2020 Election irreparably compromised and have a new Election, immediately!" he wrote.

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