Trump mused about his 'strange day' while calling into a tele-rally for Sarah Palin hours after the FBI raid: 'Another day in paradise'




  • In Politics
  • 2022-08-09 13:52:11Z
  • By Business Insider
Former President Donald Trump campaigns for former Alaska Gov.
Former President Donald Trump campaigns for former Alaska Gov.  
  • Trump's Mar-a-Lago home was raided by FBI agents on Monday afternoon.

  • Just hours later, he called into a tele-rally for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's House campaign.

  • "Another day in paradise. This is a strange day," he told attendees.

On the heels of an FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago that led former President Donald Trump to declare the United States had become a third-world country, he returned to his favorite activity: campaigning.

Trump called into a tele-rally for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a long-time political ally who's now seeking an open House seat in the state's August 16 special election.

"Another day in paradise. This is a strange day. You probably all read about it," Trump said during a roughly 15-minute call, according to the Anchorage Daily News.

Palin then thanked Trump for making time for the rally despite the raid.

"He has to witness and take that injustice that so many of us are so angry about all around him, especially today," said Palin, according to The Washington Post. "And yet, look at what he's doing, you guys, he's spending the time with us, with Alaskans, and we love him for that."

Hours earlier, Trump's personal residence at Mar-a-Lago was raided, reportedly in connection with an investigation into 15 boxes of documents that the former president took to Mar-a-Lago with him when he left office, some of which were marked classified, according to the National Archives.

"It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don't want me to run for President in 2024," Trump said in a statement about the raid. "Such an assault could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries."

"They even broke into my safe!" he also said.

Former Trump associates and law enforcement officials told Insider that the raid was significant.

"It's never good when the FBI raids your property," Michael Cohen, the former Trump personal attorney-turned critic, told Insider.

"If I were a senior department official who reviewed this prior to pulling the trigger on presenting an affidavit to a magistrate judge, I would've wanted a sufficient quality and quantity of evidence that was so pulverizing in its effect to simply neutralize any arguments to the contrary," said David Laufman, a former top official in the Justice Department's national security division who's now a partner at the law firm Wiggin and Dana LLP.

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