Amidst a politically charged atmosphere, President Donald Trump is gearing up for his first 2024 campaign rally in Waco, Texas, later this month. Meanwhile, Trump faces a reported investigation in New York that appears to be nearing its conclusion. The case allegedly involves a payment to porn actor Stormy Daniels in 2016, which Trump has vehemently denied and criticized as a politically motivated hit story.
Leaks suggest that Trump could be indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office next week for the alleged payment made during his 2016 presidential campaign. Trump took to Truth Social, accusing the Manhattan DA’s office of corruption, illegal leaks and political motivations. A Trump spokesperson echoed the former president’s sentiments, highlighting Trump’s innocence and the “weaponization of our injustice system.”
Can be found on Page 2 of Trump's Truth Social posting…my protest will be to donate to https://t.co/7i8Z39UrAa I donate to President Trump every time they attack him to show my support of @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/WwsgPj0cG8
— Lou (@loudepetris) March 19, 2023
Trump’s then-lawyer, Michael Cohen, allegedly paid Daniels $130,000 to prevent her from disclosing a supposed 2006 affair with Trump, which he denies. The investigation has been ongoing for the past five years, with every other prosecutor who has reviewed the matter passing on the case.
If this happens, Trump will be re-elected in a landslide victory
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 18, 2023
Twitter CEO Elon Musk has weighed in on the matter, predicting that if Trump is indicted, he will be re-elected in a “landslide victory.” This sentiment is shared by author Scott Adams, who believes that any attempt to handcuff Trump will propel him back to the White House.
Biden’s DOJ is coordinating with the Democrat Manhattan DA to arrest Donald Trump, the top Republican Presidential candidate for 2024, and charge him with a fake outdated misdemeanor charge.
It’s ALL FOR POLITICS!
This is what they do in communists countries to destroy their… https://t.co/ZaoZ9vhgFI
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) March 18, 2023
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) tweeted: “It’s ALL FOR POLITICS! This is what they do in communist countries to destroy their political opponents! Republicans in Congress MUST subpoena these communists and END this!”
Critics like Washington Post columnist Greg Sargent argue that holding Trump accountable for corruption or crimes will not lead to GOP victories. He cites Trump’s impeachment and the January 6 committee as examples of scandals that failed to create the anticipated backlash against Democrats.
Regardless of these divergent viewpoints, one thing remains clear: the potential indictment has re-ignited conversation about how it could impact Trump’s 2024 White House bid and has further fueled claims that the probe is politically motivated.
As Trump prepares for his Texas rally amidst swirling allegations, his supporters remain steadfast in their belief that the investigations are nothing more than political witch hunts. Trump continues to emphasize his innocence and his commitment to making America great again.