The previous U.S. President, Donald Trump, has clarified that Mar-a-Lago’s security footage was neither “deleted nor altered” despite claims made by special counsel Jack Smith.
Currently leading in the polls for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, Trump took time late Friday to express his concerns about the U.S. transforming into a “Banana Republic.”
He spoke about two legal battles he’s currently engaged in: one concerning classified papers discovered at Mar-a-Lago post his term and another where he’s alleged to have attempted to reverse the 2020 Georgia election outcome.
Reiterating a statement he made on Truth Social, Trump denied any intentions of erasing security videos from his private estate.
“At 1:35 a.m. Saturday, I confirmed that Mar-a-Lago’s security recordings, which prosecutor Jack Smith suggested were ‘deleted or altered’, were indeed intact,” Trump mentioned.
He criticized the portrayal of the incident by officials, asserting that the tapes were willingly provided. He emphasized that he is protected by the Presidential Records Act, unlike [President Joe] Biden or [former Vice President Mike] Pence.
Following a significant week ending with his Georgia booking, Trump turned to Truth Social. There, he referenced charges made against him and 18 others by Fulton County Democrat District Attorney Fani Willis for allegedly seeking to change Georgia’s 2020 election results.
Quoting political analyst Victor Davis Hanson from his Newsmax segment, Trump shared, “‘The case is fragile and aims to harm Trump,’ stated Victor Davis Hanson on The Balance with Eric Bolling.”
Before these shares, Trump expressed his dismay, suggesting that the U.S. is heading towards difficult times. He quoted, “The nation is on the brink of becoming a Banana Republic. Political rivalries shouldn’t translate into legal actions.”
Moreover, Trump shared another comment from Victor Davis Hanson, who pointed out a potential double standard involving Stacey Abrams, an influential figure from Georgia.
To wrap up his series of posts, Trump praised Newsmax’s Greg Kelly for his successful interview, noting its high viewership. “Kudos to Greg Kelly on achieving a milestone with his latest interview which featured yours truly. 1.2 Million viewers! Well done, Greg!” Trump expressed.