Daily Show host mocks Trump’s assassination paranoia: ‘I’ve by no means heard Biden sound so cool in my life!’ | EUROtoday

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The Daily Show host Michael Kosta has ridiculed Donald Trump’s newest false declare that the FBI was approved to assassinate him when its brokers raided his Mar-a-Lago dwelling in August 2022 in quest of the categorized paperwork he refused to return to the National Archives after leaving the White House.

The Republican presidential candidate made the grievance earlier this week, apparently having been egged on by Georgia GOP congressperson Marjorie Taylor Greene, that the FBI had been permitted to make use of “lethal force” in executing the search warrant on his property.

Writing on Truth Social, Mr Trump declared: “WOW! I just came out of the Biden Witch Hunt Trial in Manhattan, the ‘Icebox,’ and was shown Reports that Crooked Joe Biden’s DOJ, in their Illegal and UnConstitutional Raid of Mar-a-Lago, AUTHORIZED THE FBI TO USE DEADLY (LETHAL) FORCE.

“NOW WE KNOW, FOR SURE, THAT JOE BIDEN IS A SERIOUS THREAT TO DEMOCRACY. HE IS MENTALLY UNFIT TO HOLD OFFICE – 25TH AMENDMENT.”

The FBI shortly denied that this had been the case, writing in an announcement: “The FBI followed standard protocol in this search as we do for all search warrants, which includes a standard policy statement limiting the use of deadly force.

“No one ordered additional steps to be taken and there was no departure from the norm in this matter.”

Recapping the story utilizing tv information protection, the late-night comic repeated among the key traces from the broadcasts in astonishment: “Holy s***! ‘Locked and loaded’? ‘Ready to take me out’? I’ve never heard Joe Biden sound so f***ing cool in my life!”

Mr Kosta continued: “I’ve all the time considered Biden as a doddering previous man however Donald Trump makes him seem like one in all The Expendables: ‘The rest of you take what you want, but leave the orange man to me. Can you tape Wheel of Fortune? This might take a while…”

He went on to say that he believed it would be difficult to assassinate Mr Trump in practice, “mostly because he would never get that close to a book depository”.

‘The Daily Show’ host Michael Kosta ridicules Donald Trump’s spurious ‘assassination' fears
‘The Daily Show’ host Michael Kosta ridicules Donald Trump’s spurious ‘assassination’ fears (The Daily Show/YouTube)

The comedian also expressed skepticism about the seriousness of the Republican’s concern on condition that he has already been sending out fundraising emails to his supporters off the again of it: “If you’re dodging bullets, you don’t stop to wave your Venmo QR code.”

He then minimize to correspondent Josh Johnson, who claimed to be reporting reside from the Biden marketing campaign’s “Trump Assassination Room” and insisted: “Trump is 100 per cent correct. Biden has been trying to take him out for years!”

In addition to the FBI itself, the US legal professional normal Merrick Garland additionally took the uncommon step of immediately refuting the candidate’s declare.

“That allegation is false and it is extremely dangerous,” Mr Garland mentioned at a press convention in Washington, DC, on Thursday.

It was Mr Garland who authorised the search of Mr Trump’s dwelling earlier than the appointment of Justice Department particular counsel Jack Smith to deal with the division’s prosecution of the previous president in two separate circumstances.

“The document that is being referred to in the allegation is the Justice Department’s standard policy limiting the use of force,” Mr Garland continued.

“As the FBI advises, it is part of a standard operations plan for searches and, in fact, it was even used in the consensual search of President Biden’s home.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-assassination-conspiracy-daily-show-b2551136.html