Donald Trump flies to New York to face criminal charges

Donald Trump flew to New York on Monday to face felony fees in a Manhattan court docket, marking an ominous new chapter in American political and authorized historical past surrounding the previous US president.

Trump departed a bit after midday from his property at Mar-a-Lago, on the Atlantic coast of Florida, and head to Trump Tower on New York’s Fifth Avenue, forward of an look in a Manhattan court docket on Tuesday, the place he is because of be arraigned.

“On Tuesday morning I can be going to, consider it or not, the Courthouse. America was not imagined to be this fashion!”, he wrote earlier on his social media account.

Authorities in New York are braced for protests and potential violence forward of Trump’s arrival. Barricades have been arrange outdoors the courtroom to keep away from any disruption to authorized proceedings.

Trump was indicted by a grand jury final week in a case associated to alleged hush cash funds made to the grownup movie actress Stormy Daniels, making him the primary former or sitting president to face felony fees. He’s anticipated to be fingerprinted and photographed on Tuesday, and to plead not responsible, earlier than returning to Florida within the night to ship a speech.

Individuals watch Donald Trump’s airplane take off © AFP by way of Getty Pictures

Trump’s allies and sympathisers within the US and around the globe have rushed to his defence for the reason that indictment was introduced. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the rightwing Republican member of Congress from Georgia, is planning a separate occasion in New York in help of the previous president.

On Monday, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán posted a Twitter message backing Trump. “Carry on combating, Mr President, we’re with you.”

Trump’s attorneys have mentioned they plan to maneuver shortly to press the choose to dismiss the New York case, which is being introduced by district lawyer Alvin Bragg. However that is one in all a number of lively probes dealing with the previous president, who could need to conduct his marketing campaign for the White Home in 2024 whereas defending himself in a number of felony trials.

Up to now few weeks, polling has proven that Trump seems to be consolidating his standing amongst Republican major voters. He stays the clear frontrunner in opposition to different contenders for the 2024 Republican nomination.

Ron DeSantis, the Florida governor who is predicted to be his most important opponent however has not but launched a marketing campaign, remains to be a reasonably distant second in nationwide polls, whereas Nikki Haley, the previous South Carolina governor who has entered the fray, is much behind.

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