There are no other American politicians that can garner the sort of gravity that Donald Trump can, and The Big Apple is once again bearing the brunt of the former President’s bombast.
Trump is headed to New York City this week to face an indictment stemming from an investigation into alleged “hush money” payments to Stormy Daniels – an aging adult film actress who used her purported dalliance with The Don to kick start act three of her not-so-illustrious career.
Given the unprecedented nature of the situation, NYC was preparing for a circus…and perhaps some serious trouble.
After months of anxiety for Americans and furious outbursts from Donald Trump, the former president is set to come to New York City on Monday following his historic indictment, the latest chapter in his shocking political career and turbulent relationship with his hometown.
After flying from his Mar-a-Lago, Fla., home, he will stay at Trump Tower on Fifth Ave. in Midtown ahead of the Tuesday afternoon arraignment on charges expected to stem from his hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.
The situation had authorities in New York on edge.
New York City has been on edge since the ex-president announced last month that he expected to be indicted, with local authorities receiving unfounded bomb threats and a pro-Trump woman arrested for flashing a knife at passersby outside Manhattan courts.
A team of Secret Service agents toured the courthouse Friday to plan the former president’s path to and from the site, the Washington Post reported. Dozens of agents are expected at the courthouse during Trump’s arraignment.
And, despite previous plans to the contrary:
Due to security concerns, Trump won’t undergo a notorious perp walk for the arraignment, sources previously told The News.
New York won’t be seeing too much of Trump, however, as the former President plans to travel immediately back to Mar-a-Lago after his arraignment, where he will hold a press conference later in the afternoon.