Former President Donald Trump is under fire for recently posting an article on his Truth Social account.
In the photo accompanying the article, a split-screen image can be seen of Donald Trump holding a baseball bat while standing next to disgraced Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg.
So, if Trump is trying to move past this whole scenario, why is he seemingly promoting violence against his enemies?
Sean Hannity wanted to know. "You talked about death and destruction. And then the baseball bat picture next to Alvin Bragg, and you did take that down. And my only question, why open yourself to criticism?"
Trump responded in the simplest way possible. It was a mistake. He was sharing an article and didn't realize there was an image accompanying it. He explained:
You have to understand that when the story was put up, I put up a story, we didn’t see pictures. We put up a story that was very exculpatory, very good story from the standpoint of what we’re talking about. And they put up a picture of me. And you know where I was holding the baseball bat? It was at the White House, ‘Make America, buy America’ because I did a lot of ‘Buy America’ things, and this was a company that makes baseball bats. Then they put next to that picture a picture of Alvin Bragg. I didn’t do it. They did it. Then, I guess the people that do the paper or somebody put pictures together.
"We posted the story, but they had a picture up, and they then put a picture up, or the picture was put up, and nobody noticed or saw, or nobody thought it was bad. These were two separate pictures," Trump concluded.