The former president’s online tirade came after he and 18 allies were indicted in Georgia on Monday over their efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state – the fourth criminal case levied against the Trump this year.
Prosecutors used a statute normally associated with mobsters to accuse Trump, lawyers and other aides of a ‘criminal enterprise’ to keep him in power.
Trump took to Truth Social to brand Fani Willis – the district attorney for Fulton County, Georgia – ‘an out of control and very corrupt District Attorney’, and declared that the charges were part of a ‘witch hunt’.
But in his rage against what he called a ‘rigged’ charges brought against him and 18 others, the former president managed to misspell ‘indicted’ as ‘Indicated’.
Donald Trump misspelled ‘indicted’ as ‘indicated’ in a post on his Truth Social platform this morning (pictured) when hitting out against Georgia officials
His online tirade came after Trump (pictured, August 13) and 18 allies were indicted in Georgia on Monday over their efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state.
‘So, the Witch Hunt continues!’ he wrote early on Tuesday morning.
’19 people Indicated [sic] tonight, including the former President of the United States, me, by an out of control and very corrupt District Attorney who campaigned and raised money on, ‘I will get Trump.’
‘And what about those Indictment Documents put out today, long before the Grand Jury even voted, and then quickly withdrawn? Sounds Rigged to me!
‘Why didn’t they Indict 2.5 years ago? Because they wanted to do it right in the middle of my political campaign. Witch Hunt!’
Trump also took to the airwaves to hit back against the development, which saw him indicted on charges of racketeering and a string of election crimes.
It came after a sprawling, two-year probe into his efforts to overturn his 2020 defeat to Joe Biden in the US state of Georgia.
Appearing on Fox News Digital on Monday night, he called the indictment ‘politically-inspired’ and said that DA Willis ‘should focus on the people that rigged the 2020 presidential election, not those who demand an answer as to what happened’.
Trump took to Truth Social to brand Fani Willis – the district attorney for Fulton County, Georgia (pictured on Monday) – ‘an out of control and very corrupt District Attorney’, and declared that the charges were part of a ‘witch hunt’
‘Nineteen people were indicted, and the whole world is laughing at the United States as they see how corrupt and horrible a place it has turned out to be under the leadership of Crooked Joe Biden,’ he claimed.
‘This politically-inspired indictment, which could have been brought close to three years ago, was tailored for placement right smack in the middle of my political campaign,’ Trump continued.
‘Just like she has allowed Atlanta to go to hell with all of its crime and violence, so too has Joe Biden allowed the United States of America to go to the same place with millions of people invading our country, inflation, bad economy, no energy, and lack of respect all over the world.’
The case – relying on laws typically used to bring down mobsters – is the fourth targeting the 77-year-old Republican this year and could lead to a watershed moment, the first televised trial of a former president in US history.
Prosecutors in Atlanta charged Trump with 13 felony counts – compounding the legal threats he is facing in multiple jurisdictions as a firestorm of investigations imperils his bid for a second White House term.
Eighteen co-defendants were indicted in the probe, including Trump’s former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who pressured local legislators over the result after the election, and Trump’s White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows.
With Trump already due to go on trial in New York, south Florida and Washington, the latest charges herald the unprecedented scenario of the 2024 presidential election being litigated as much from the courtroom as the ballot box.
‘Rather than abide by Georgia’s legal process for election challenges, the defendants engaged in a criminal racketeering enterprise to overturn Georgia’s presidential election result,’ Fulton County prosecutor Fani Willis told reporters.
Willis said Trump and his co-defendants had until noon on August 25 to ‘voluntarily surrender’ to authorities, adding that she would like to go to trial within six months.