Within minutes of Trump’s indictment, supporters lit up social media platforms with violent threats and calls for civil war.

We need to start killing these traitorous fuckstains,” wrote one Trump supporter on The Donald, a rabidly pro-Trump message board that played a key role in planning the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Another user added: “It’s not gonna stop until bodies start stacking up. We are not civilly represented anymore and they’ll come for us next. Some of us, they already have.”


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The messages, from anonymous supporters and even some members of Congress, include both explicit and coded language:

“This is a perimeter probe from the oppressors. Hold. rPOTUS has this. Buckle up,” Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) wrote on Twitter, using apparent militia jargon related to military maps and strategically taking control of bridges during battles. “1/50K know your bridges. Rock steady calm. That is all.” (Higgins’ office has not yet responded to The Messenger’s request for comment.)

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The irony of this: