Donald Trump called a Georgia prosecutor a “young racist” and claimed that he had an “affair” with a gang leader when speaking at a rally, a few days before facing an alleged criminal accusation by the prosecutor.
The three-time indicted former president lashed out at Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who is investigating him for his conduct in the state during the 2020 presidential election.
“There’s a young racist girl in Atlanta… They say she was chasing a certain gang and ended up having an affair with the head of the gang or one of the gang members,” Trump said during a speech in New Hampshire on Tuesday.
“It is a person who wants to accuse me. He has a lot of problems, but he wants to charge me to try to run for some other office… he wants to charge me for a perfect phone call, which was even better than my perfect call about Ukraine.”
He added: “I challenged the election in Georgia, something I had every right to do… and they want to impeach me because I challenged the election.”
Last week, Trump posted a video on Truth Social with a headline of Rolling Stone where it was claimed that Willis had defended rapper YSL Mondo in 2019, and falsely claimed that Willis “had been discovered while trying to hide a relationship with a gang member she was prosecuting.”
There is no evidence or data to suggest that Willis had a romantic relationship with the rapper. Furthermore, as reported to the magazine, the prosecutor said that the “conversations [que mantuvieron fueron] “mother-to-son type.”
The prosecutor, who is married and has two children, plans to charge him shortly for having tried to illegally reverse Joe Biden’s victory in the state, which paved the way for him to reach the White House.
Trump’s alleged election interference included his infamous phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, in which he demanded that he “find” the 11,780 votes he needed to beat Biden.
Willis has also investigated a plan to create an alternative slate of presidential voters.
Even if Trump wins the 2024 election, he will not be able to fire Willis, unlike special prosecutor Jack Smith, since state crimes are not subject to presidential pardon.
Trump has already been charged with federal charges for attempting to overturn the 2020 election and, in another federal case, for withholding government documents from his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida. He was also accused by the Manhattan prosecutor in a bribery case linked to the 2016 presidential elections. This case, in turn, is related to accusations that he paid a porn actress with whom he had an affair while his wife took care of her newborn son.
Trump has pleaded not guilty in all cases and strongly denied any wrongdoing.
Earlier this year, the former president was found responsible for sexually assaulting E. Jean Carroll, a magazine columnist, in a New York department store in the mid-1990s.
Trump has a long history of making false statements about his opponents. She called his former Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, “dumb as a goose,” and his former Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, “the most overrated general in the world.” Recently, he made disparaging comments about his fellow Republican presidential candidate and former friend Chris Christie, regarding his weight.
He Washington Post estimated that during the four years of his presidency, Trump made more than 30,000 false or misleading statements.
The day after his presidency ended, the newspaper wrote: “What is particularly surprising is how the tsunami of falsehoods continued to grow throughout his presidential term and how he moved further and further from the truth.”
Translation of Michelle Padilla