In the early hours of Wednesday, former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social to express his concerns about his ongoing legal challenges and pointed a finger at Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump’s social media post came in response to recent comments made by Putin during an appearance at the Eastern Economic Forum.
Trump’s post on Truth Social began with a somber tone, stating, “It’s all happening, even worse than anyone projected.” He went on to accuse President Putin of using his legal situation for political purposes, comparing it to what he called “Crooked Joe Biden’s illegal Banana Republic style treatment of his Political Opponent.”
In his post, Trump suggested that Putin was leveraging Trump’s legal issues to criticize America and undermine its values. He also highlighted his perceived lead over Biden in the polls. Trump declared that the world was closely watching as he claimed the USA was being torn apart by concerns of election interference.
Putin had voiced his perspective on Trump’s legal challenges during his appearance at the Eastern Economic Forum on Tuesday. He characterized Trump’s situation as the persecution of a political rival for political reasons. Putin further emphasized the benefits he saw in Trump’s prosecution, asserting that it revealed the flaws in the American system and its ability to teach others about democracy.
Currently, Donald Trump faces a total of 91 criminal charges spanning federal and state indictments. These charges encompass various allegations, including falsification of business records, racketeering, conspiracy to defraud the United States government, and willful retention of national defense information.
Putin’s comments echoed the narrative that Trump has repeatedly advanced since the commencement of his legal challenges. In earlier Truth Social posts, Trump had argued that the Biden administration’s election interference cases against him, both criminal and civil, were unconstitutional. He contended that the delays in these cases for political reasons amounted to a violation of his rights and those of a significant portion of the American population whose views and opinions he claimed to represent.