Former President Donald Trump announced on Monday that the FBI had raided his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida, but Symone Sanders, an MSNBC host who previously served as senior advisor and chief spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris, is calling for people to stop using the term "raid."
"Please folks stop calling it a 'raid,'" Sanders tweeted on Tuesday.
Replying to Sanders, RedState deputy managing editor Brandon Morse quipped, "Does this raid have other pronouns it'd like us to use?"
Trump issued a statement on Monday in which he declared, "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 said that, "After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate."
The FBI alerted the Secret Service regarding the plan to execute the search warrant, NBC News reported, citing an unnamed Secret Service official — the outlet added that according to the individual, the Secret Service facilitated access to the premises.
Author Teri Kanefield, who describes herself as a "Former appellate defender," declared in a tweet that people should drop the word "raid" — she said people should not allow Trump and his allies to "frame the messaging."
"People have to stop calling it a 'raid.' It was a lawful search pursuant to a warrant. Don't let Trump and pals frame the messaging," Kanefield tweeted.
A tweet posted on conservative commentator Dan Bongino's account featured a string of laughing emojis and clown emojis as a response to Kanefield's comments.
"Someone said the alternative to 'raid' also needs to be short and snappy. I think the phrase needs to suggest due process of law to counter the right-wing narrative that Trump's home was 'under siege' and 'occupied.' Okaaaay. Fiiiine. I'll go with 'search,'" Kanefield tweeted.