And so we cross yet another threshold of American history this week, with the unprecedented news that Donald Trump – former President of the United States – has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury.
Trump is purportedly facing upward of 30 charges in the case, which includes the alleged misuse of campaign finance funds for so-called “hush payments” for adult film star Stormy Daniels.
In typical Trump fashion, The Don wasn’t taking the news lying down.
Former President Trump said Thursday that he “cannot get a fair trial in New York,” after being indicted by a grand jury following the years-long investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
The Manhattan grand jury issued an unprecedented indictment of a former president of the United States and leading Republican presidential candidate of the 2024 cycle.
Trump was FUMING.
“They only brought this Fake, Corrupt, and Disgraceful Charge against me because I stand with the American People, and they know I cannot get a fair trial in New York!” Trump posted on his TRUTH Social Thursday night.
Trump slammed Bragg for his “obsession” with trying to “get Trump,” after news of the indictment broke, while warning the move to charge a former president of the United States will “backfire.”
“This is Political Persecution and Election Interference at the highest level in history,” Trump said in a statement. “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.”
“The Democrats have lied, cheated and stolen in their obsession with trying to ‘Get Trump,’ but now they’ve done the unthinkable—indicting a completely innocent person in an act of blatant Election Interference,” he said. “Never before in our Nation’s history has this been done.”
The Secret Service is currently organizing with New York Police and other authorities, hoping to create a safe enough environment as to not put the former President in harm’s way, with his likely coming on Tuesday of next week.