Trump predicted he’d be arrested earlier this month, posting on his social media site Truth Social that his supporters should “PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK.” He later warned there could be “potential death and destruction” if he should be charged with a crime.
Read live updates on the aftermath of the grand jury’s vote below:
Eric Trump Takes Dig At Manhattan Grand Jury And District Attorney Alvin Bragg
He added: “It is the opportunistic targeting of a political opponent in a campaign year.”
Authorities Working To Coordinate Trump's Surrender
Earlier this month, news outlets reported that various law enforcement agencies were hammering out logistical details for Trump's surrender, a process that would involve his Secret Service detail. According to The New York Times, Trump will be fingerprinted, photographed and possibly handcuffed upon his arrest.
Stormy Daniels Tweets 2-Word Response About Trump's Indictment
"Thank you," she wrote.
Trump Has Been ‘INDICATED’
“These Thugs and Radical Left Monsters have just INDICATED the 45th President of the United States of America, and the leading Republican Candidate, by far, for the 2024 Nomination for President,” he wrote, misspelling “indicted.”
Mike Pence Anticipated To Reject Trump Indictment
While the former vice president has been increasingly critical of his ex-political partner, Pence previously said that indicting Trump would be troubling “in what appears to be a politically charged environment in New York where the attorney general and other elected officials literally campaigned on a pledge to prosecute the former president.”
The Democratic National Committee Reacts
“No matter what happens in Trump’s upcoming legal proceedings, it’s obvious the Republican Party remains firmly in the hold of Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans," DNC national press secretary Ammar Moussa said in the statement, per NBC News.
"We will continue to hold Trump and all Republican candidates accountable for the extreme MAGA agenda that includes banning abortion, cutting Social Security and Medicare, and undermining free and fair elections.”
Trump's Already Fundraising Off This
Citing part of the statement he released earlier, the email looks like a letter from Trump and asks for funds "to defend our movement from the never-ending witch hunts and WIN the WHITE HOUSE in 2024 – for 1,500% impact."
Exonerated Central Park 5 Member Calls Trump’s Indictment ‘Karma’
“Karma,” Yusef Salaam, a New York City council candidate and one of the five exonerated men, said in a statement Thursday about Trump’s indictment.
Donald Trump Jr. Calls Dad's Indictment 'Communist-Level S**t'
“Let’s be clear, folks, this is communist-level shit,” he said. “This is stuff that would make Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot, it would make them blush, it’s so flagrant, it’s so crazed.”
Trump Jr. said the indictment “hinges on a disgraced, jailed and disbarred clown lawyer Michael Cohen, along with a really shaky, murky legal theory surrounding finance law.”
Cohen was “disgraced, jailed and disbarred” over his role in helping former President Donald Trump cover up payments to porn star Stormy Daniels.
“I believe this Witch-Hunt will backfire massively on Joe Biden," Trump said.
"The American people realize exactly what the Radical Left Democrats are doing here. Everyone can see it. So our Movement, and our Party - united and strong - will first defeat Alvin Bragg, and then we will defeat Joe Biden, and we are going to throw every last one of these Crooked Democrats out of office so we can MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" he added, referencing the Manhattan district attorney.