Lara Trump Could Possibly Face A Felony Charge For Seemingly Inciting Violence During Fox News Appearance

That was a bad idea, girlfriend.

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Lara Trump has never been one to keep her mouth shut under pretty much any circumstances. In fact, she’s really one of the most loud-mouthed of the entire Trump clan. However, this latest diatribe of hers could very well cost her a whole lot in the long run if someone with some power were to push the law on Donald’s daughter-in-law.

Recently, Lara Trump say down for a segment with Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro, during which she seemingly suggested that individuals at the US southern border resort to violence against immigrants trying to cross over into America.

“And I don’t know what you tell the people that live at the southern border,” Lara fumed during the Fox segment. “I guess they better arm up and get guns and be ready — and maybe they’re going to have to start taking matters into their own hands.”


Lara’s comments almost immediately (and unsurprisingly) ignited loads of fiery backlash, considering she pretty much told American people to shoot other human beings. But, as the executive director of the Lincoln Project Fred Wellman pointed out, some angry Twitter comments could be the least of Trump’s daughter-in-law’s worries, should someone choose to actually invoke the law in this situation.

Retweeting video footage of Lara’s comments, Wellman noted that Eric Trump’s wife’s comments were “Incitement to violence,” including a link to the official code from Cornell Law School.

18 U.S. Code § 373 reads:

Solicitation to commit a crime of violence: Whoever, with intent that another person engage in conduct constituting a felony that has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against property or against the person of another in violation of the laws of the United States, and under circumstances strongly corroborative of that intent, solicits, commands, induces, or otherwise endeavors to persuade such other person to engage in such conduct…”

Some reports have indicated that this crime carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in federal prison.

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It seems to me that Lara, like many of the Trump family members, has become accustomed to essentially getting away with whatever she wants. However, Donald is not in power anymore and he can’t save you. If I were you, I’d watch what I say on national TV.

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