Trump indicted: Former president defiant in speech after indictment in Mar-a-Lago
Trump called the New York indictment the latest in an “onslaught of fraudulent investigations.”
PALM BEACH, FL– Flanked by American flags, former President Donald Trump delivered a campaign speech to cheering supporters in Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday night.
Trump was defiant, citing, among other things, his two impeachment trials during his presidency and an ongoing investigation into alleged attempts to interfere in that state’s 2020 presidential election.
He called the New York indictment the latest in an “onslaught of fraudulent investigations.”
“This bogus case was only brought up to disrupt the upcoming 2024 election and it should be dropped immediately,” Trump said.
He also lashed out at the prosecutor and the judge leading the New York case – despite having been warned hours earlier by Judge Juan Merchan to refrain from rhetoric that could lead to unrest.
Trump waved goodbye as he walked out of the ballroom, which was packed with people recording the moment on their smartphones.
The crowd included supporters including failed Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and longtime ally Roger Stone.
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