In a disturbing echo of his infamous exhortation to his Proud Boy supporters before the 2020 election to “stand back and stand by,” Donald Trump told Fox News Digital on Monday that he “will do whatever” he can “to help the country” following last week’s seizure of stolen documents from his Florida home. Trump said that the “temperature has to be brought down,” but stressed his conditions. His supporters, he said, are “not going to stand for another scam.”

This follows a warning from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security about the spike in threats against federal law enforcement as well as the attack on an Ohio FBI field office last week. Trump sounds just about as sincere in trying to stop those threats as he did in that debate statement.