(Liberty Bell) – Former President Donald Trump said that court officers were actually breaking down into tears and offering up apologies to him as they booked him last Tuesday for his arraignment in Manhattan. This wouldn’t be all that shocking, as Trump was a constant supporter of local law enforcement officers during his time in the White House and has continued to be so outside of it as well. And we all know, in this day and age, cops need all of the support they can get.
“Trump sat down with Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson for an interview, which will be aired Tuesday night. While he bashed Manhattan Attorney General Alvin Bragg and other top prosecutors charged with looking into his conduct and businesses, he sent out a statement last week that called the cops and court employees ‘unbelievably nice,'” Nikki Schwab wrote for the Daily Mail.
When asked about the whole experience by Carlson during the program, Trump noted the on-the-ground staff were “incredible.”
“When I went to the courthouse, which is also a prison in a sense, they signed me in and I’ll tell you people were crying – people that work there, professionally work there, that have no problems putting in murderers and they see everybody,” the former president remarked, adding, “It’s tough, tough place, and they were crying. They were actually crying. They said ‘I’m sorry.”
Trump's first interview since his arraignment. Tonight at 8PM ET on Fox News. pic.twitter.com/C3kKkboTXw
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) April 11, 2023
“So in one sense it was beautiful,” Trump recalled. “Because they get it.”
He then cracked a joke stating that they never taught anything about arraignments at Wharton, which is where he went to business school. No doubt that education, combined with his natural drive and aggression, is what allowed him to experience such massive success in the world of business, finance, and real estate.
The arraignment of Trump marks the first time in American history that a former president has been indicted after leaving office. He was charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records related to an alleged hush money payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels back during the 2016 presidential election.
The payments were in relation to a “$30,000 payoff to a doorman trying to sell information about a child that Trump allegedly fathered out of wedlock, $150,000 to former Playboy model Karen McDougal and a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels,” Schwab penned.
Trump pleaded not guilty at the New York Criminal Court after the 16-page indictment was finally unsealed. Later that evening, the former commander-in-chief gave a public statement at his Florida estate, ripping into Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, as well as the judge involved in the case.
During the speech, Trump asserted that Bragg campaigned “on the fact that he would get President Trump.”
He then set his sights on Judge Juan Manuel Merchan who is presiding over the case.
“I have a Trump-hating judge, with a Trump-hating wife and family, whose daughter worked for Kamala Harris and now receives money from the Biden-Harris campaign and a lot of it,” Trump stated from the podium at his Mar-a-Lago residence.
He then put Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on blast, referring to her as a “local racist Democrat district attorney in Atlanta.”
The following day after the arraignment, Trump put out a statement where he gave kudos to the police officers and court employees he encountered during the arraignment process, hailing their professionalism.
“The GREAT PATRIOTS inside and outside of the Courthouse on Tuesday were unbelievably nice, in fact, they couldn’t have been nicer,’ Trump commented. “Court attendants, Police Officers, and others were all very professional, and represented New York City sooo well.”
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