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Dozens of supporters of former President Donald Trump gathered outside his Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday after FBI agents were said to be searching for classified documents.
Protesters traveled to Palm Beach, Florida after the former president released a statement about the attack. The DOJ is investigating whether Trump illegally took classified documents to his private residence, sources close to the matter told Fox News.
Fox News Digital’s Matt Leach spoke with several supporters who expressed disapproval of the attack.
JD Kennan traveled across the state of Florida to support the former president.
Trump says Mar-a-Lago home in Florida ‘under siege’ by FBI agents
“As soon as I saw it, I drove here from Tampa. It’s nuts,” Kennan said. “We all know what you’re trying to do, DOJ. You’re trying to create some kind of charge so he can’t run for reelection.”
Another Trump supporter, Mike Buffumo, expressed similar doubts about the Justice Department.
“They’re going to do whatever it takes to get him. They’re terrified of him,” Bafumo said. “And it’s for no other reason than the policies they support: America First policies.”
Supporters objected to the raid taking place when Trump was not on campus — the former president was in New York City when agents executed the search warrant.
The DOJ reported that it is investigating Trump’s conduct and conversations as part of its investigation into the 2020 election
“What they’re doing to the president is wrong. They don’t investigate anything else, but they go investigate him when he’s not in the dark in his house,” said Ashley, a supporter.
Matthew, another pro-Trump protester, agreed. “What they’re doing is so sick. They literally raided this guy’s house while he was in another state.”
While many supporters of the former president joined the estate, there were also some opponents of the real estate tycoon. One anti-Trump protester had obscene messages written on his sign, mask and clothing.
While many criticized the search, at least one supporter had a positive takeaway from it.
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“I think this is going to bring the Republican Party back together,” George Ford told Fox News.