Donald Trump Gearing Up For A Fight
The 45th president of the United States is in for one hell of a fight now that the charges against him have been revealed. He appeared in a Manhattan court today with some of his legal team; Susan Necheles, Todd Blanche, and Joe Tacopina.
He was also accompanied by two of his senior advisors, Boris Epshteyn and Jason Miller. The big entourage is no surprise as Trump was seen leaving Mar-a-Lago on Monday afternoon with a video crew in tow.
The videographer made the trek from Florida to Manhattan to document Trump’s surrender and everything leading up to it.
A Recap Of Donald Trump’s Supposed Crime
The hopeful 2024 presidential candidate is accused of paying adult film actress Stormy Daniels hush money ahead of his 2016 presidential campaign. Trump had engaged in relations with Daniels several years before that.
In fear that this may come up during his campaign, he opted to pay her to keep quiet. It obviously didn’t work out because look where we are today! But also, someone running an entire country, even if you pay to keep something quiet, it likely won’t stay quiet.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has said in multiple media interviews that she met Trump in 2006 at a charity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe. She and Trump went back to his suite and had sex.
When asked about Trump’s new wife at the time Melania Trump who had just given birth, Daniels said, “He didn’t seem worried about it. He was kind of arrogant.” She indicated that Trump never asked her to keep quiet about their time together.
By 2016, Trump’s lawyer at the time, Michael Cohen paid her $130,000 in “hush money” to never admit to the affair. In 2018, the scandal had broken and Daniels agreed to a 60 Minutes interview, opening herself and her infant daughter up to alleged threats from people on Trump’s team.
What Will Donald Trump Do Now?
If anything, it looks like these allegations and subsequent charges have pushed Trump to go harder in the 2024 campaign. The videographer hanging around him is alleged to be gathering footage to use for Trump’s campaign video and on the campaign trail.
This is a historic moment in history, there has never been another president indicted on federal charges. Trump wanted to make history and this move whether the charges stick or not will land him in the history books forever. He also obviously pled not guilty so he will be hard at work on the legal defense he will use to save face.
There is also a fear that riots will be popping up around the city of New York regardless of the outcome. Ahead of the charges being revealed, the space outside of the Manhattan courthouse was filled with a mix of protesters, paparazzi, news organizations, and busy New Yorkers trying to get past the drama and on with their regular lives.
The threat has seemed to calm down a bit but NYPD is still very present and active in the area in case anyone tries any funny business.
As for Trump, he is supposedly planning on reconvening with his legal team back at Mar-a-Lago where he is supposed to make a public statement about the charges he is facing.