Donald Trump Rages in Misspelled Rant About Being ‘INDICATED’ by New York Grand Jury
Thursday was a historic day for the United States and Donald Trump. News broke that a grand jury in New
Thursday was a historic day for the United States and Donald Trump.
News broke that a grand jury in New York voted to indict Trump, making him the first former President to face criminal charges in the nation’s history.
Trump was reportedly blindsided by the indictment, having expected the case to fall apart and news to come that he had been exonerated.
Once he found out about the indictment, Trump took to Truth for a sleepless night of posting and reposting. But it all started with one misspelled rant.
Donald Trump Was Indicated?
According to those who are close to the FPOTUS, Donald Trump was blindsided by the indictment.
The Hill reports, “The indictment that the Manhattan grand jury issued for former President Trump caught both him and his advisers by surprise when it was approved Thursday, multiple outlets reported.
The Washington Post reported that Trump had started becoming cautiously optimistic about the future of the case looking into a hush-money payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels, and his advisers told him that any possible indictment would take some time if it was issued at all.
Two people familiar with the matter told the Post that some of Trump’s attorneys were preparing to take a few days off and were not expecting new developments on the case for several weeks.”
With no warning and an expectation of a weeks-long reprieve, it’s no surprise that Trump took to Truth to rage within hours of the news breaking.
He wrote, “These Thugs and Radical Left Monsters have just INDICATED the 45th President of the United States of America, and the leading Republican Candidate, by far, for the 2024 Nomination for President. THIS IS AN ATTACK ON OUR COUNTRY THE LIKES OF WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE. IT IS LIKEWISE A CONTINUING ATTACK ON OUR ONCE FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS. THE USA IS NOW A THIRD WORLD NATION, A NATION IN SERIOUS DECLINE. SO SAD!”
Since then, he has reposted dozens of videos and Truth posts from supporters, at one point yelling in all caps, “WHERE’S HUNTER [Biden]?”
It’s clear the former President didn’t get any sleep last night, and the unknown is probably to blame.
What Happens Next?
Because there is a lot of unknown ahead.
According to Trump’s lawyer, he will likely turn himself in to be arraigned early next week – possibly Tuesday.
And he is not expected to make a plea deal.
Right now, reports suggest that Trump could be facing as many as 30 criminal charges – but exactly what those charges might be remains a mystery. Even Trump’s lawyers haven’t seen the sealed indictment yet, so it’s unclear exactly what he’s facing.
Trump will use this opportunity to fundraise, which he’s shown a skill for over the past few weeks, and continue to push the narrative that he’s being persecuted.
But Americans don’t seem to be buying it, at least not in the numbers he’d need to coast on his persecution to the White House with.
A new national Marist poll shows that 56% of Americans believe the investigations are fair, and not a “witch hunt.” Just 41% believe they’re unfair.
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And among evangelical Christians, once making up the bulk of Trump’s base, only 61% believe they’re a “witch hunt” compared to 37% who say they’re fair – signs that his popularity is slipping rapidly in that demographic which at one point swung in his favor almost without exception.
Regardless of how many people he manages to convince, Trump is facing the same thing all indicted people face. He will have an arraignment hearing to determine how he will be permitted to wait for his trial – whether there will be conditions around his interim freedom or not – and he will be fingerprinted and booked.
Sources say Trump wants to be handcuffed for the optics of the situation, but he likely won’t be subjected to a “perp walk” in front of the jail, so it likely won’t be the drama that many are anticipating.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took Trump’s side yesterday, saying he wouldn’t help with any extradition requests to bring Trump from his Florida home to New York to face arraignment. But it’s a federal issue, so DeSantis will have to comply at a certain point. And Trump’s lawyer has already said he won’t “hole up” in Mar-a-Lago and refuse the summons.
So now it’s just a waiting game to see what the charges are, and what terms come from Trump’s arraignment.