NEWS ALERT: Here’s the rest of the story behind the ‘baseball bat’ photo Trump is getting slammed for

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Former President Donald Trump has been hit with massive backlash over a post he made on his Truth Social account on Thursday, which he has since deleted.

The post included a link to an article by the National File, along with side-by-side photos featuring Trump holding a baseball bat, and Soros-funded Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg with his hands up in the air.

A number of news outlets, including the New York Post, the Daily Mail, and the New York Daily News, blasted Trump over the post, claiming he was calling for violence against Bragg.

Critics on the left also erupted on social media, slamming Trump over the post, and claiming he was putting Bragg’s life in danger.

We at the DMLNewsApp would like to “set the record straight” by sharing the “rest of the story” behind Trump’s post and the controversial image that showed up on his Truth Social account.

First, Trump did not create the image.

On Monday, March 20, the National File published an article titled, “Just 10% of Manhattan Residents Voted for Anti-Trump DA in 2021 Election.” The article reads:

Alvin Bragg, the notoriously corrupt and anti-Trump Manhattan District Attorney who is expected to have President Trump arrested on Tuesday, won the votes of just 10.79% of Manhattanites when he was “elected” in 2021.

The image the National File used for their article included side-by-side photos of Trump and Bragg.  The photo of Trump holding the baseball bat came from a July 17, 2017 event at the White House, showcasing products made in America. In the original photo, Trump is in the Blue Room of the White House trying out a Marucci baseball bat, while then-Vice President Mike Pence is looking on and smiling behind him.

The National File cropped out the photo of Trump with the baseball bat, and used it as the featured image for their article, alongside the photo of Bragg.

The National File first posted their article, along with the side-by-side photos of Trump and Bragg, on Twitter on Tuesday.

Drawn to the headline, “Just 10% of Manhattan Residents Voted for Anti-Trump DA in 2021 Election,” and the content of the article itself, Trump re-posted the National File link to his Truth Social account, to share the report.  When he shared the link, the image the National File had attached to the article showed up in Trump’s Truth Social post as well.

No outrage had been raised about the photo when the National File originally posted it on Tuesday, but when Trump re-posted the article on his Truth Social account on Thursday, he was accused of threatening Bragg’s life.

Trump only pasted in the link to the article, but did not make any personal comment in sharing the National File’s report.

After a major uproar, Trump deleted the post from his Truth Social account. Below is a screenshot of Trump’s post:

In a separate Truth Social post the same day, Trump wrote:

What kind of person can charge another person, in this case a former President of the United States, who got more votes than any sitting President in history, and leading candidate (by far!) for the Republican Party nomination, with a Crime, when it is known by all that NO Crime has been committed, & also known that potential death & destruction in such a false charge could be catastrophic for our Country? Why & who would do such a thing? Only a degenerate psychopath that truly hates the USA!

On Friday, in an unrelated matter, an envelope was sent to Bragg’s office, which contained a suspicious white powder, later deemed to be non-hazardous, along with a menacing note that read, “ALVIN: I AM GOING TO KILL YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

It is still unknown who was responsible for sending the envelope to Bragg.

The New York Post rained down hell-fire over Trump’s two posts, combining the two messages, and claiming that is what prompted the death threat against Bragg.

On their cover photo, the NY Post wrote, “BAT HIT CRAZY. Deranged Trump threatens violence against Bragg, who gets death note.”

In a video clip, the New York Post then wrote, “Donald Trump on Friday threatened ‘death and destruction’ if he’s criminally charged in New York — by posting a photo of himself with a baseball bat.”

The New York Post then shared a link to their scathing report, using the original photo of Trump with the baseball bat, and inserting Bragg’s photo over Pence.

The New York Daily News also blasted Trump, with a large headline on their coverage page, “The DANGEROUS DON.”

The Daily Mail pounced on the photo as well, publishing an article and tweeting, “Trump shares chilling picture threatening Manhattan DA with a baseball bat.”

Many Trump supporters have expressed doubt that Trump actually posted the photo, since it is no longer found on his Truth Social account.

In fact, however, Trump did share the link to the National File article, and the side-by-side photos of Trump and Bragg did show up on Trump’s post – because that was the image the National File had embedded onto their report.

In posting the article, Trump was touting the news that “Just 10% of Manhattan Residents Voted for Anti-Trump DA in 2021 Election.”

There is no indication that Trump was making any threats of violence against Bragg himself.

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