After former-President Donald Trump was placed under arrest on Tuesday, Twitter CEO Elon Musk mocked Democrats and warned that authorities should pursue Democrats and Republicans with “equal vigor” or the American public will lose trust in the justice system.
In the aftermath of the historic arrest, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tweeted, “I believe that Donald Trump will have a fair trial that follows the facts and the law. There’s no place in our justice system for any outside influence or intimidation in the legal process. As the trial proceeds, protest is an American right, but all protests must be peaceful.”
Musk responded to the top Democrat, writing, “To avoid losing the trust of the American public, it is important that our justice system pursue Democrats and Republicans with equal vigor.”
“Whichever party most puts justice before nepotism is the one that deserves trust,” he added.
Musk later shared a meme joking that the Democrat Party would travel back in time to 1980 and kill Trump if they had a time machine.
The meme features a photo of Donald Trump in 1980 and states, “Why do time travelers keep trying to kill me? I’m just a realtor!”
Trump was arrested in Manhattan on Tuesday, marking the first time in United States history that a former president has faced criminal charges.
At his arraignment, Trump was charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. Each felony carries a penalty of up to four years in prison.
“The Democrats have weaponized our system of laws like the USA has never seen before. The people, however, see what is going on and they will not allow it to continue. Tremendous spirit, right now, in the Republican Party!” Trump wrote on Truth Social on the day after his arrest.
“Almost every legal and political analyst has said that the unfair and morally disgusting Indictment filed against me yesterday has NO MERIT, and is not even a case. There was no crime and, anyway, the Statute of Limitations has been violated by many years,” Trump continued in a separate post.