Country music legend Travis Tritt has publicly backed President Donald Trump after Joe Biden’s FBI raided his Mar-a-Lago home on Monday.
Tritt slammed the federal government and warned the criminal justice system was being “politically weaponized.”
In a message to his fans, Tritt urged Americans to “Vote against every single Democrat and RINO at every level of government in November.”
In a post on Truth Social, Tritt said:
“The FBI raiding the home of @realDonaldTrump is a bridge too far.
“Our entire criminal justice system has been politically weaponized and we must put a stop to it.
“Vote against every single Democrat and RINO at every level of government in November.”
The 45th president’s son Eric Trump found a silver lining after the raid, however.
“DonaldJTrump.com is shattering all fundraising records and I’m told has raised more money in the past 24 hours than ever before in recent history!” Eric Trump said on Truth Social.
“The American people are pissed!”
Breaking: https://t.co/KifdnWXXQM is shattering all fundraising records in the past 24 hours – Truth Social/Eric Trump pic.twitter.com/j6o0P4s9Yd
— Patriot911 (@Patriot911News) August 10, 2022
According to Newsweek, the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago when Trump wasn’t home because they wanted to avoid media attention.
As Slay News reported, the plan didn’t go as the feds hoped, causing a Justice Department official to remark: “What a spectacular backfire.”
Newsweek spoke to two government officials, a senior intelligence official and a Justice Department official, for their story.
“I know that there is much speculation out there that this is political persecution, but it is really the best and the worst of the bureaucracy in action,” the DOJ official said.
“They wanted to punctuate the fact that this was a routine law enforcement action, stripped of any political overtones, and yet they got exactly the opposite.”
“They were seeking to avoid any media circus,” said a second source, a senior intelligence official who was briefed on the operation.
“So even though everything made sense bureaucratically and the FBI feared that the documents might be destroyed, they also created the very firestorm they sought to avoid, in ignoring the fallout.”
“It really is a case of the Bureau misreading the impact,” a DOJ official said.