“These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents,” Trump had said in a statement Monday evening. “Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.”
“They even broke into my safe!” he added.
The circumstances of the raid are unclear, though The New York Times reported that the search was tied to classified documents Trump brought to Mar-a-Lago when he left the White House.
It comes as the Justice Department ratchets up its investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol and Trump’s attempt to hold on to power after losing the 2020 election to Joe Biden.
The incident, of course, became red meat for Twitter users, particularly the unknown contents of the safe:
Found in Trump's safe pic.twitter.com/lgKwsMreQ0
— West Wing Reports (by Paul Brandus) (@WestWingReport) August 9, 2022
I bet they opened Trump’s safe and found a lifetime supply of Anastasia Beverly Hills bronzer
— Meech (@MediumSizeMeech) August 9, 2022
"Just one more thing, Mr. Trump. You wouldn't happen to have an evidence safe at Mar-a-Lago, would you?" pic.twitter.com/EEKL2z32ab
— steven monacelli (@stevanzetti) August 8, 2022
Live look inside Trump’s safe… pic.twitter.com/4vYuUylrji
— Greg Olear 🇺🇦 (@gregolear) August 8, 2022
Hearing the FBI didn’t actually break in to Trump’s safe. Apparently the combination was 1-2-3-4.
— Sam Youngman (@samyoungman) August 8, 2022
9/11 was nothing compared to the feds breaking into Trump's safe https://t.co/zPREzhFhsH
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) August 9, 2022
trump’s safe full of discontinued mcdonald’s dipping sauces
— oatmeal influencer (@acechhh) August 8, 2022
FBI brought in their most qualified experts to crack trump's safe code pic.twitter.com/HPNqfBbD5P
— ᴍᴀᴛᴛ ᴊᴀᴍᴇs (@_Matt_James_) August 8, 2022
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.