In a comment published by Bukele’s official Twitter account, the president of El Salvador slammed the FBI’s raid on Trump’s personal home at Mar-A-Lago this week.
“What would the United States government have to say if OUR police raided the home of one of the top possible 2024 presidential candidates?” Bukele declared on August 8.
In a caption connected to an article he linked to the post about the surprise raid on Mar-A-Lago, President Trump’s Florida, home that day, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele asked the question.
In a statement released on August 8, former President Trump confirmed the FBI’s raid at Mar-a-Lago. “My home, currently under siege, is being occupied and raided by a large number of FBI agents,” the president stated.
“There has never been anything like this happen to a president of the U.S.,” he added.
According to Politico, the FBI carried out the search as “part of an inquiry into the alleged White House documents being mishandled, including possible classified material.” Two people familiar with the situation said.
According to a person familiar with the matter, who also stated that Trump lawyer Christina Bobb was present at the search, authorities seized paper documents as a result of their operation, which took “hours.”
The Justice Dept. and FBI’s entry into the home of a former president was “a historic step,” according to Politico. No former president, especially one who plans to run for president again, has ever faced such a visible law enforcement action.
During his term, Bukele’s government (2019-present) maintained cordial diplomatic ties with Trump’s administration (2017-2021), according to EFE.
“The Government of President Bukele was very close to the Trump Administration, and the Salvadoran president maintained a good relationship with his ambassador, at the time, in Salvadoran territory, Ronald Johnson. “
However, Biden’s presence in the country has impacted El Salvador’s relationship with the United States, and it is now strained owing to some actions taken by Bukele that have been heavily criticized by the Biden Administration.