Former President Donald Trump has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury, and the news world can talk of nothing else.
Unsurprisingly, Trump was quick to respond to the impending arrest, which he predicted would happen a few weeks ago. The former POTUS maintains his innocence and never minces words.
In this case, his reply to the indictment is vintage Trump.
Trump is being indicted for alleged hush-money payments to former pornstar Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal. The investigation has been going on since 2018.
Critics wonder at the timing of the arrest, because it suspiciously arrives shortly after Trump confirmed his 2024 campaign. His supporters say it’s more evidence of a coordinated assault.
And Trump clearly agrees. Trump’s formal scathing reply is as follows:
This is Political Persecution and Election Interference at the highest level in history.
From the time I came down the golden escalator at Trump Tower, and even before I was sworn in as your President of the United States, the Radical Left Democrats — the enemy of the hard-working men and women of this Country — have been engaged in a Witch-Hunt to destroy the Make America Great Again movement.
Trump added that “Democrats have lied, cheated and stolen in their obsession with trying to ‘Get Trump.’”
He also cited the historical nature of the event, saying this has never happened before in America’s history. And like other Republican leaders, he accused Democrats of weaponizing law enforcement agencies for their own agenda.
#45 finished with some strong words for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg:
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, who was hand-picked and funded by George Soros, is a disgrace.
Rather than stopping the unprecedented crime wave taking over New York City, he’s doing Joe Biden’s dirty work, ignoring the murders and burglaries and assaults he should be focused on. This is how Bragg spends his time!
Trump is facing over 30 separate charges, but he firmly believes the “witch-hunt” will backfire in the long run.
As he’s pointed out, his support appeared to surge after he announced he’d be getting arrested. And it’s possible that his fans will only double down on their favorite President.
Here, prosecutors will try to establish a pattern of conduct by the former President, and there’s testimony that says Trump certainly paid off Daniels and McDougal.
On the other hand, Trump’s lawyers will claim he was not aware of the payments, and he will deny having any connections with McDougal. But there are other hurdles Trump must clear.
This includes several other ongoing criminal investigations, which involve the controversial fallout after the 2020 election.
Right now, things are looking dark for Trump from a legal perspective. It remains to be seen what effect this will have on his 2024 chances, though.
- Former President Donald Trump has issued a scathing response to his indictment.
- He calls it “political persecution” and accused Democrats of “lying and cheating” in their obsession to “Get Trump.”
- Trump also went after DA Alvin Bragg, saying he should be focused on the “unprecedented crime wave taking over New York City.”
Source: The Daily Wire