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‘Stay Peaceful’: Conservatives Beg Trump Supporters to Avoid Violence

Donald Trump speaking to supporters at an immigration policy speech at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Image Credit: Creative Commons.
Donald Trump speaking to supporters at an immigration policy speech at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

MAGA Social Media Influencers Urge Followers to Stay Peaceful – Conservatives and MAGA social media influencers on Twitter spent the weekend trying to discourage President Donald Trump’s followers from engaging in violence should he be indicted in the coming week. 

Trump wrote on his TruthSocial platform Saturday morning, protesting the illegal leak of confidential Grand Jury material: “THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!

The former president hit back at Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on Sunday claiming no crime had been committed, claiming that Bragg took his orders from the Biden Justice Department as part of a political operation. Trump also called the prosecution an “Assault on Democracy.” 

MAGA Mobilizes 

“The regime is salivating for MAGA to act in an uncharacteristic and violent manner ahead of this stalinistic arrest later this week. They will use it criminalize all conservatives. Do not give the feds and their plants what they want – STAY PEACEFUL!” MAGA influencer Charlie Kirk wrote on Twitter Sunday. 

Talk show host and former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino begged Trump supporters to avoid violence during an appearance on Fox News. Bongino said:

“I am begging you as a friend to you, you know I have never steered you wrong. Please look me in the eye, and this is the most important thing I am going to say, and I am going to leave it at this, please protest, but God, and I am not using his name in vain, please do it peacefully. These people on the Left would anything more than any excuse to use against you to throw you into prison. They want nothing more. It’s a dark day folks.”

Trump world favorite Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene asked Sunday on Twitter: “How many Feds/Fed assets are in place to turn protest against the political arrest of Pres Trump into violence?”

The Coming Political Battle over Trump

Democrats accused Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of inciting violence because he said a congressional investigation into local DAs involved with prosecuting the former president.

“I think he is trying to excite his base and potentially incite violence which will distract from the charges, and undermine the credibility of the criminal justice system I don’t believe that Alvin Bragg is a politically motivated prosecutor that is what Kevin McCarthy is saying and he is in effect aiding and abetting the Trump incitement if that proves to be what it is by these kinds of comments as are some of his Republican colleagues,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., told MSNBC’s Al Sharpton on Saturday.  

Other Democrats on Twitter echoed Blumenthal’s talking point on social media. 

Democrat social influencer Ed Krassenstein, who boasts over 800,000 followers on Twitter accused Trump of inciting violence.

“Trump could have asked his supporters to ‘peacefully protest’ on Truth Social. Instead he posted ‘TAKE OUR NATION BACK.’ If you don’t see a problem with this, potentially inciting violence, then you simply don’t care about our nation. The only way to take our nation back is to…,” Krassenstein wrote

Trump’s loudest supporters are currently calling for calm, and his political enemies are warning of violence. One can hope calm rules the days ahead. 

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John Rossomando is a senior analyst for Defense Policy and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics,, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator,, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award in 2008 for his reporting.