Twitter was firing on all cylinders after former President Donald Trump announced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had raided his Mar-a-Lago estate and "even broke into my safe!"
Why the FBI raided Trump's home is still murky, although The New York Times has reported that the search was related to classified documents that Trump brought with him to Mar-a-Lago after officially leaving the White House.
Trump released an official statement to decry the search, which comes as the Department of Justice (DOJ) ramps up its investigation into Trump's actions on January 6, 2021, the day a mob of his supporters attacked the United States Capitol on the false premise the 2020 general election had been stolen.
In his unhinged statement, Trump said:
“These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents."
“Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.”
"They even broke into my safe!"
News outlets have not yet confirmed what was in the safe, but that didn't stop Twitter users from speculating.
The jokes practically wrote themselves.
Earlier this year, there were reports that while in office, Trump regularly tore up documents and memos after reading them and even flushed some of them down the toilet.
Those reports were preceded by news that The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) had to retrieve White House record boxes containing important communication records, gifts, and letters from world leaders, from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
A source who spoke to The Washington Post said that the transfer to Mar-a-Lago was “out of the ordinary … NARA has never had that kind of volume transfer after the fact like this.”
The Washington Post noted that the recovery of materials has “raised new concerns” about adherence to the Presidential Records Act, legislation governing the official records of Presidents and Vice Presidents created or received after January 20, 1981, and mandating the preservation of all presidential records.
Trump’s advisers have denied that there was any “nefarious intent.” The National Archives declined to comment at the time but has since asked the Department of Justice to investigate Trump's handling of White House records.