El Salvador President Nayib Bukele slammed the FBI’s raiding of the home of 45th President Donald Trump and noted the U.S. government’s hypocrisy.
“What would the US Government say, if OUR police raided the house of one of the main possible contenders of OUR 2024 presidential election?” Bukele tweeted on Wednesday while sharing a TMZ article about the unprecedented FBI raid on Trump’s resort and residence, Mar-a-Lago.
What would the US Government say, if OUR police raided the house of one of the main possible contenders of OUR 2024 presidential election? 🤔
— Nayib Bukele (@nayibbukele) August 9, 2022
The foreign president’s comments on the state of American politics is attracting attention from conservatives and civil liberty watchdogs.
“Wow! You know shit is bad when you’re being mocked by the president of El Salvador. #BananaRepublic #ThirdWorldCountry,” tweeted former NYPD Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik.
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) August 10, 2022
President Trump had referred to the raid as something that would only occur in a “third world country,” stating that the brazen law enforcement action proves that America has become a “banana republic.”
“A horrible thing that took place yesterday at Mar-a-Lago,” the 45th president wrote in a post to Truth Social. “We are no better than a third world country, a banana republic.”
“Such an assault could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries,” he said in a seperate post. “Sadly, America has now become one of those Countries, corrupt at a level not seen before.”
Even some Democrats agree with the former president’s sentiment.
Former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard tweeted on Wednesday “regardless of how you feel about Trump, this FBI raid throws fuel on that fire of distrust and sets a dangerous precedent that reduces our government to being no better than a banana republic, where dictators see federal law enforcement as their own personal goon squad.”
Regardless of how you feel about Trump, this FBI raid throws fuel on that fire of distrust and sets a dangerous precedent that reduces our government to being no better than a banana republic, where dictators see federal law enforcement as their own personal goon squad. pic.twitter.com/M9a9Vpgz0Q
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) August 10, 2022
The Biden White House denies that the FBI or Justice Department gave them any “advance notice” of the raid, however, the former president disagrees.
ABC's @MaryKBruce to KJP: "You're underscoring the independence of the Justice Department, but…are you concerned about how it looks for [them] to be investigating…the former President, who may very well be the current President's rival in 2024." pic.twitter.com/Adl6ygdqY2
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 9, 2022
“Biden knew all about this, just like he knew all about Hunter’s ‘deals.’,” Trump said yesterday, referring to the president’s knowledge of his son’s suspicious foreign business dealings.