Trump sends Easter message to his supporters: ‘We’ll be back'
As he joined people all over the world in celebrating Easter Sunday this weekend, former President Donald Trump also took time to offer his thoughts on the current state of the country and to offer hope to those who may be discouraged about the prospects for change, as the New York Post reports.
Trump's words appeared to be aimed at supporters and detractors alike, and they appeared on his Truth Social platform in his characteristic, attention-getting all-caps presentation.
Trump's somewhat unorthodox Easter greeting included a veritable catalogue of his beefs with the current administration and a promise of what issues he would be quick to address during a second term in office.
“HAPPY EASTER TO ALL, INCLULDING THOSE THAT DREAM ENDLESSLY OF DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY BECAUSE THEY ARE INCAPABLE OF DREAMING ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE,” Trump began.
In that number, the former president included, “THOSE THAT ARE SO INCOMPETENT THEY DON'T REALIZE THAT HAVING A BORDER AND A POWERFUL WALL IS A GOOD THING & HAVING VOTER I.D., ALL PAPER BALLOTS & SAME DAY VOTING WILL QUICKLY END MASSIVE VOTER FRAUD....”
Trump also extended the greeting to ALL OF THOSE WEAK & PATHETIC RINOS, RADICAL LEFT DEMOCRATS, SOCIALISTS MARXISTS, & COMMUNISTS WHO ARE KILLING OUR NATION,” while also reminding all those reading his message, “WE WILL BE BACK!”
The social media message was not Trump's only foray into the public eye on Easter Sunday, as he also enjoyed a holiday brunch in the lavish Mar-a-Lago ballroom alongside his wife, Melania, as the Daily Mail reported.
The pair entered the venue to cheers as well as a standing ovation and proceeded to dine together at a table roped off from other club members and guests in attendance.
During their meal, Mr. and Mrs. Trump chatted amiably together, leaning in close from time to time to hear what the other had said.
The joint appearance at the brunch was the subject of much discussion due to the fact that it was the first sighting of Mrs. Trump since her husband was arraigned in a New York courtroom last week.
Indictment impact questioned
Though conventional wisdom may have initially suggested that Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg's decision to prosecute Trump in connection to hush money payments made to adult entertainer Stormy Daniels would be the death knell of his 2024 presidential campaign.
However, as Reuters noted, the news of Trump's indictment had the immediate effect of bolstering his lead over announced competitors for the Republican presidential nomination.
A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll revealed that the proportion of Republican respondents indicating their hope that Trump is the GOP's nominee in the next cycle rose four points to reach 48%.
Notably, those indicating a preference for the former president's closet current rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, dropped from 30% to 19% from the previous month.
Campaign fortunes unclear
As The Hill recently reported, a recent CNN poll indicated that 76% of respondents stated their belief that Bragg's prosecution of Trump was politically motivated, but even so, 60% approve of the former president's indictment.
Adding further complications to Trump's political prospects post-indictment are the results of a recent ABC News/Ipsos poll, which, as Fox News notes, revealed that 48% of respondents think he should suspend his campaign in light of recent events.
The survey also indicated that 52% of participants characterized the charges facing Trump as “serious,” something that could further hamper his efforts to return to the Oval Office.
Though Trump is not due back in court in the New York case until December, which could be plenty of time for its current impact on voters to wane, he still faces a series of other state and federal probes, and whether those yield even more indictments, only time will tell.