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Trump releases statement addressing ‘GREAT PATRIOTS’ after arrest

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the 2020 Salute to America, July 4, 2020. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
April 05, 2023

Former-President Donald Trump released a statement on Wednesday praising the “GREAT PATRIOTS” at the Manhattan courthouse where he was placed under arrest on Tuesday and charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records.

“The GREAT PATRIOTS inside and outside of the Courthouse on Tuesday were unbelievably nice, in fact, they couldn’t have been nicer. Court attendants, Police Officers, and others were all very professional, and represented New York City sooo well,” Trump wrote in an email to American Military News. “Thank you to all!”

Trump’s arrest is the first time a former U.S. president has faced criminal charges in American history and comes after a grand jury voted to indict the 45th president last week. Trump pleaded not guilty to the charges, for which he is facing up to 136 years in prison.

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Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who is leading the case against Trump, announced earlier this year that he will not prosecute certain crimes, including marijuana misdemeanors, including the sale of certain amounts; some theft; trespassing except in certain cases, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration in certain cases, and prostitution.

On Wednesday, Trump accused the Democrats of weaponizing “our system of laws like the USA has never seen before.”

“The people, however, see what is going on and they will not allow it to continue. Tremendous spirit, right now, in the Republican Party!” he said.

“Almost every legal and political analyst has said that the unfair and morally disgusting Indictment filed against me yesterday has NO MERIT, and is not even a case. There was no crime and, anyway, the Statute of Limitations has been violated by many years,” Trump added in a separate post.

This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.