Former President Donald Trump at a rally last Saturday in Texas. Evan Vucci (AP)
Donald Trump's reaction to his historic imputation, the first of a former US president, did not take long to wait this Thursday.
The tycoon, confined for months in his Mar-a-Lago mansion in Palm Beach (Florida), has released a statement in which he defines the decision of the New York grand jury as "political persecution and electoral interference at the highest level". York to prosecute him for paying $130,000 to porn actress Stormy Daniels to buy his silence about an alleged extramarital affair between them.
The jury's decision on Donald Trump's secret payment to Stormy Daniels, live
He has also reacted through an incendiary message on Truth Social, the social network he founded after he was expelled from Twitter after the attack on the Capitol (capital letters are his): "These thugs of the radical left have IMPUTED the 45th president of The United States, the Republican candidate [to the 2024 elections] best positioned by far to be the next president.
THIS IS AN UNPRECEDENTED ATTACK ON OUR COUNTRY.
ALSO, IT IS AN ATTACK ON OUR ENT TIMES FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS.
THE UNITED STATES IS NOW A THIRD WORLD NATION.
AND A NATION IN SERIOUS DECLINE.
IT'S SO SAD!"
More relaxed, the statement maintains that since he went down the golden escalator of Trump Tower, a gesture with which he announced his intentions to run for the White House in 2015, "the radical left Democrats -enemies of working men and women of this country—have engaged in a witch hunt to destroy the slogan Make America Great Again."
That motto, summarized in the acronym MAGA, continues to inflame his loyal fan base, whom he has incited to protest in recent weeks from his account on the Truth social network, in reaction to his arrest, which is scheduled to take place. in the coming days.
PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP:
“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…” pic .twitter.com/tvWv5oJpFS
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) March 30, 2023
He addresses them in his last pronouncement, when he writes (again, the capital letters are his): “You remember it the same as I do: Russia, Russia, Russia;
the Mueller hoax [here refers to accusations of Kremlin interference in the campaign he will lead.
Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine;
the Impeachment Fraud 1;
the Impeachment Fraud 2 [Trump is the only president who survived two political trials, one for the alleged Russian plot, and the other, for his alleged involvement in the assault on the Capitol];
the illegal and unconstitutional raid of Mar-a-Lago [when in August, the FBI searched his residence for hundreds of classified documents from his years in the White House];
and now this."
“Democrats have lied, cheated and stolen in their obsession with trying to 'Get Trump,' but now they have done the unthinkable – impeach a completely innocent person in an act of blatant election interference,” the writing continues.
“Never before in our nation's history has this been done.
The Democrats have cheated countless times over the decades, including spying on my campaign, but weaponizing our judicial system to punish a political opponent, who happens to be a President of the United States and by far the leading Republican candidate Republican candidate to the presidency, it has never happened before.
Trump also attacks Alvin Bragg, in charge of his impeachment, associating him with the figure of the progressive billionaire of Hungarian origin George Soros, who made a donation to Bragg's campaign, when he won his position as district attorney at the polls as a Democrat.
“Manhattan prosecutor Alvin Bragg, who was handpicked and financed by George Soros, is an embarrassment.
Instead of stopping the unprecedented crime wave gripping New York City, he's doing Joe Biden's dirty work, ignoring the murders and robberies and assaults he should be focusing on.
This is how Bragg wastes his time!"
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