Trump calls Jack Smith a ‘f**king a**hole’ at Mar-a-Lago event, attacks ‘Gestapo administration’

Slamming the “Gestapo administration” included special words from former President Donald Trump for special counsel Jack Smith at a Mar-a-Lago fundraiser one day after the latest documents case admission.

Roughly 400 guests descended upon Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida home Saturday for an event akin to a debutante ball for potential running mates. It was there that the president once again compared himself to notorious gangster Al Capone as he lashed out at Smith as a “f*cking a**hole.”

The choice words for the Department of Justice prosecutor included labels as an “evil thug” and “deranged,” according to NBC News, as The New York Times reported Trump saying, “These people are running a Gestapo administration.”

“And it’s the only thing they have. And it’s the only way they’re going to win, in their opinion, and it’s actually killing them. But it doesn’t bother me,” he argued.

Trump’s remarks followed the recent unsealing of records in his classified documents case that suggested the boxes the president was accused of mishandling had been ordered upon him by the General Services Administration. It also more closely followed a Friday admission from Smith and the DOJ that, as Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton put it, “they messed with boxes supposedly containing ‘classified’ documents they seized from Trump…contrary to what they assured the court!”

Highlighting the admission, Fitton’s post quoted, “In many but not all instances, the FBI was able to determine which document with classification markings corresponded to a particular placeholder sheet,” after laying out how handwritten sheets were supplanted by classified cover sheets.

“I got indicted like Alphonse and like all these people,” said Trump with his latest comparison to Capone as he also argued the recently named co-chair of the Republican National Committee, his daughter-in-law Lara Trump, would not have married into the family had she known this would happen, “Once I got indicted, I said holy sh*t, I just got indicted. Me, I got indicted. In fact, Lara, if she knew I got indicted, she probably wouldn’t have joined the family.”

With a lengthy list of notable GOP elected officials in attendance, the president also spoke to staffing a possible second administration and said, “It’s funny, when I listen to the fake news, they all say, ‘Well, you know, he’s going to have a hard time getting people in his administration because he’s very tough and I’m not sure he can get anybody to be vice president of the United States.'”

“I’ve got 50 people calling me, begging me, ‘I’ll cut off my right arm, sir. Please, I want to be the vice president,'” he contended. “These are ambitious politicians.”

During his remarks, Trump mentioned New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, who recently filed an ethics complaint against Smith for alleged election interference, Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum who were each listed as special guests along with House Speaker Mike Johnson, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and former Democratic Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Ticket prices were said to be between $5,000 and $25,000 according to ABC News as Trump had reportedly spoke for about 90 minutes. During his remarks, the president said Burgum was “really impressive,” Scott was “one of the greatest surrogates,” Vance “turned out to be incredible, and to Johnson he expressed, “you’re doing a very good job.”

Kevin Haggerty

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