In the immediate aftermath of the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago, Americans were experiencing a wide range of emotions.
Shock, worry, and rage seemed to dominate the cultural heart, with some growing positively irate. They saw this as little more than a political stunt aimed at making Donald Trump’s 2024 reelection that much more difficult, carried out by an administration that has already demonstrated their disdain for The Don.
In the hours following the raid, one man in Ohio even went so far as to attack FBI offices, leading to a standoff that ended with the perpetrator being killed by law enforcement.
That incident shocked the nation, and the former President, who is now said to be privately suggesting that he smells something fishy.
Former President Donald Trump is suggesting to those around him that one of his supporters who was shot dead attempting to breach an FBI building was actually part of a false flag operation, Rolling Stone reported.Trending:
Trump has been publicly silent about the armed man who, on August 11, tried to enter the FBI office near Cincinnati, Ohio, prompting a standoff with police in which he was killed.
Ricky Shiffer had been on the agency’s radar for months over potential involvement in the Capitol riot, The New York Times reported.
Trump wasn’t convinced by the official story, however.
According to two unnamed people cited by Rolling Stone, Trump expressed concern about the man’s mental health, describing him as “crazy.”
He also, the sources said, has been telling people close to him that Shiffer might actually have been someone acting to discredit Trump supporters, per Rolling Stone. The sources described this as a “false-flag theory.”
The theory had also been popularized in social media and on Trump-specific forums such as Patriots.win.
There is no known evidence to support that theory as of this writing.