Donald Trump Shares Post Warning About Next War in US

This year will be the new 1776, a post reshared by Donald Trump on his social media platform Truth Social reads, “except this time the fight is not against the British, it’s against communist Americans.”

The original post, published by a Trump supporter who on her profile repeatedly associates President Joe Biden with the devil and calls for his impeachment as well as the firing of “all Democrats,” was reshared by the embattled former president on Saturday night, with no additional comment.

Newsweek contacted Trump’s 2024 campaign team for comment by email on Sunday morning.

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Donald Trump on June 1, 2024, in Newark, New Jersey. A post reshared by the former president on his social media platform warns that 2024 might be the year that a new civil war occurs…

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In 1776, over a year after the beginning of the American Revolution, 13 of Great Britain’s North American colonies declared political independence and went on to form the United States of America.

The American Revolution officially ended with a peace treaty in 1783, with an estimated death toll of more than 25,000 American combatants.

The post warning that 2024 will be the new 1776 is in line with other threats of looming civil wars in the U.S. made by Trump supporters following the New York jury verdict on Thursday which found the former president guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying business records in a criminal hush-money trial.

When the verdict came on Thursday, after the jury deliberated for fewer than 12 hours, Trump officially became the first former president to be criminally convicted. He will be sentenced on July 11, at 10 a.m. ET.

Trump has maintained his innocence throughout the trial, claiming that the case is part of a political witch hunt against him aimed at weakening his position before the November election. He said after the verdict: “This was a rigged trial by a conflicted judge who was corrupt. This was a rigged trial, a disgrace.”

The former president’s lawyer Todd Blanche said he would be appealing the verdict “as soon as we can.”

The verdict sparked outrage among MAGA supporters, with some threatening violence against Judge Juan Merchan, who oversaw the case, and others calling for an armed insurrection and civil war.

“The establishment is trying to start a war in an effort to dissolve the U.S. constitution,” podcaster and MAGA supporter Tim Pool posted on X, formerly Twitter. In another post published on the day of the verdict, he simply wrote: “War.” Pool has 2 million followers on X.

“Do you want us to be in a civil war? Because that’s what’s going to happen. We’re not going to keep putting up with this,” said former Alaska Governor and Trump ally Sarah Palin during an interview with Newsmax earlier this week, calling for Trump supporters to “get angry, rise up and take our country back.”

She added: “I would say the RNC [Republican National Convention] thought, that’s what’s lacking when it comes to collective anger that can be healthy, and it can be useful. What do they want as an outcome of this? Civil war?”

Following backlash around her incendiary statement, Palin told Good Morning Britain on Friday that she never intended to call for a civil war in the U.S. “We would never draw first blood and I have never said we would go into a civil war. I have never said that, so you guys are wrong and putting those words in my mouth,” she said.

Experts fear that a violent mobilization of Trump supporters might be possible in the near future. “Trump retains an ironclad ability to mobilize more extreme supporters to action, both at the ballot box and through violence,” Jacob Ware, a research fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations studying terrorism and extremism, wrote on X.

“His repeated insistence that he is being mistreated will inevitably lead to violent mobilization.”