President Donald Trump continues his attack against Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, accusing her of being a “racist.”
Last week, Trump was arrested and formally indicted on 34 counts of falsifying business records. The former president pleaded not guilty to the felony charges brought against him by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and New York Attorney General Letitia James.
Willis is expected to investigate possible illegal efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results and pursue charges under the state Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statute.
“They’ve got a local racist Democrat district attorney in Atlanta who is doing everything in her power to indict me over an absolutely perfect phone call,” he said in a speech from his Mar-a-Lago estate, referencing a phone call he had with Georgia elections officials, such as Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
In 2020, Trump urged Raffensperger and other Georgia officials to find 11,780 votes to reverse his loss to Joe Biden. They refused.
Trump continued his verbal onslaught via his Truth Social platform: “The racist district attorney in Atlanta, Fani T. Willis, one of the most dangerous and corrupt cities in the U.S., is now calling the Georgia Legislature, of course, RACIST because they want to make it easier to remove and replace local rogue prosecutors who are incompetent, racist, or unable to properly do their job,” Trump wrote. “This is a great development for Georgia but also other parts of the country. Congratulations to the Georgia Legislature for having the courage to act boldly, fairly, and fast!”
Willis responded to Trump’s tirade via an interview with Atlanta news station WSB-TV.
“The comment does not concern me at all. It’s ridiculous in nature,” Willis told the outlet. “I support his right to be protected by the First Amendment and say what he likes. People have the right to say whatever they choose to say as long as it does not rise to the level of threats against myself, my staff, or my family.”