Donald Trump is wishing his rivals a ‘Happy Easter’ in a pair of bizarre back-to-back holiday messages on Sunday morning, extending a message of good health to ‘Radical Left Maniacs’ and New York Attorney General Letitia James.

However in their respective messages, the ex-president also accused the ‘Left’ of trying to ‘destroy the country’ and called James — who is investigating him for tax fraud — a ‘racist.’

It’s not a new move for Trump, whose holiday messages while in the White House would frequently point out he was extending the well-wishes to ‘haters’ and ‘enemies’ as well as his supporters.

‘Happy Easter to all including the Radical Left Maniacs who are doing everything possible to destroy our Country,’ Trump’s first statement read.

‘May they not succeed, but let them, nevertheless, be happy, healthy, wealthy, and well!’ 

Less than an hour later, a message from the former president’s Save America PAC read, ‘Happy Easter to failed gubernatorial candidate and racist Attorney General Letitia James.’

‘May she remain healthy despite the fact that she will continue to drive business out of New York while at the same time keeping crime, death, and destruction in New York!’

James' office is investigating his family real estate empire for tax fraud

Donald Trump’s second of two Easter statements specifically targeted Letitia James, who is investigating his family real estate empire for tax fraud

James’ office is investigating Trump and his family’s real estate empire for possible tax fraud. She had previously thrown her hat in the ring for the next Empire State governor’s race though she withdrew to instead run for her current role again.

Earlier this month the state attorney general filed a motion to hold Trump in contempt for failing to turn over documents by a previously agreed-upon deadline, and asked a judge to slap him with a $10,000 fine for every day he refuses to comply. 

Meanwhile, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office said its ongoing criminal probe into Trump’s family business is forging ahead despite reports that it had ground to a halt after producing a criminal indictment against its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg. 

James is investigating the Trump Organization for allegedly using false or misleading information to obtain loans and secure deals — a practice James previously claimed went on for at least a decade. 

‘The judge’s order was crystal clear: Donald J. Trump must comply with our subpoena and turn over relevant documents to my office,’ James said in a statement.

‘Instead of obeying a court order, Mr. Trump is trying to evade it. We are seeking the court’s immediate intervention because no one is above the law.’

Trump has previously lashed out at both Bragg’s and James’ investigations as politically motivated ‘witch hunts.’

The first statement took broad aim at 'Radical Left Maniacs who are doing everything possible to destroy our Country'

The first statement took broad aim at ‘Radical Left Maniacs who are doing everything possible to destroy our Country’

Sent less than an hour later, Trump's second statement mocked James for withdrawing from New York's gubernatorial race

Sent less than an hour later, Trump’s second statement mocked James for withdrawing from New York’s gubernatorial race

His Easter Sunday statement comes after Trump endorsed Hillbilly Elegy author JD Vance in Ohio’s hyper-competitive Republican primary to replace retiring GOP Senator Rob Portman. 

‘This is not an easy endorsement for me to make because I like and respect some of the other candidates in the race—they’ve said great things about “Trump” and, like me, they love Ohio and love our Country,’ Trump said on April 15.

‘I’ve studied this race closely and I think J.D. is the most likely to take out the weak, but dangerous, Democrat opponent—dangerous because they will have so much money to spend. However, J.D. will destroy him in the debates and will fight for the MAGA Movement in the Senate.’

Sunday’s statement wishing his rivals good ‘health’ is also the second time Trump brought the matter up in recent days. 

For seemingly the first time, the ex-president appeared to give serious thought to not running the re-election in 2024.

Though he hasn’t yet formally announced a third campaign, Trump’s public appearances in recent months nearly always include some form of a tease over the next presidential cycle.

But he told the Washington Post in an April 7 interview that advisers are considering his health in weighing another run.

‘You always have to talk about health. You look like you’re in good health, but tomorrow, you get a letter from a doctor saying come see me again. That’s not good when they use the word again,’ Trump said.

Though he added: ‘I don’t want to comment on running, but I think a lot of people are going to be very happy by my decision.’ 

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