Donald Trump could be investigated (Picture: Flickr/Gage Skidmore)

Former US president Donald Trump is angry. He denounced a raid by FBI agents this week at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida as part of a ­witch‑hunt by “radical left Democrats”. He went on to compare it to the Watergate burglary—ordered by leaders of his own party—50 years ago.

The authorities were looking for official papers and investigating if he left the White House with classified records. There are plenty of reports of the Trump administration destroying material after the failure of the 6 January 2021 raid on the Capitol. Trump had to deny he flushed key documents down a toilet.

But such raids and official investigations won’t stop Trump’s plan to push for a second term and take the far right into office again. He hopes to repeat his trick of 2016 of posing as the friend of the forgotten and the abandoned.

As poverty sweeps through the US, this hugely wealthy racist wants to pose as the enemy of the corporate elite and the politicians. But stopping Trump and his far-right friends requires a fight that goes beyond the chosen method of legal battling in the courts.

It will require a battle against everything he stands for by striking workers and movements on the streets. And that also means taking on president Joe Biden as he backs big business and the military.

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