Trump also threatened the AG before he held hsi press conference:
Shortly before Mr. Garland made the announcement, a person close to Mr. Trump reached out to a Justice Department official to pass along a message from the former president to the attorney general. Mr. Trump wanted Mr. Garland to know that he had been checking in with people around the country and found them to be enraged by the search.
The message Mr. Trump wanted conveyed, according to a person familiar with the exchange, was: “The country is on fire. What can I do to reduce the heat?”
The following day, as a judge unsealed the warrant and the inventory of items that the F.B.I. took, Mr. Trump alternately claimed he did nothing wrong and also made the baseless statement that officials may have planted evidence at his property during the search.
Nice country you've got there, shame if something happened to it.
Then a couple of hours before the warrant is unsealed Trump leaks his copy to various media and they publish it with no redactions so the FBI agents' names are visible. Then a couple of hours later one of Trump's staffers publishes their addresses and various other details on the internet including the social media accounts of their kids:
We're currently in the forty eight hour period between Trump doing something horrendous and the GOP internalising it and then coming to the conclusion that actually (in this case) stealing nuclear secrets and keeping them in an unlocked basement is awesome and a good thing and Trump has their full support. Give them an extra day due to the gravity of the situation and the fact it's a weekend but by Monday I'm guessing all of the above will have explanations and support and backing. Jesus fucking wept.