Trump should hit a cop before he gets booked, says Lindsey Graham
- South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham jokingly suggested that Donald Trump punch a police officer on his way to his arraignment in New York on Tuesday.
- The charges against Trump relate to his alleged role in hush money payments to Stormy Daniels in 2016.
- Trump denies any wrongdoing and has repeatedly attacked the investigation.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has joked that former President Donald Trump was supposed to “hit a cop” Tuesday before his indictment in New York following his indictment by a Manhattan grand jury.
The South Carolina senator took to Twitter on Friday and appeared to criticize crime in New York while questioning the charges relating to Trump’s alleged role in hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2016.
The former president is reportedly planning to fly to New York from his home in Florida on Tuesday to face impeachment, but it’s not yet clear what charges Trump will face.
“How can President Trump avoid prosecution in New York?” Graham tweeted.
“On his way to the DA’s office on Tuesday, Trump was supposed to smash some windows, rob a few businesses and hit a police officer. He would be released IMMEDIATELY!” the senator continued.
In a subsequent tweet, Graham appeared to criticize people who didn’t understand that his post about Trump’s crimes in New York was meant in jest.
“How do you know if you’re a Liberal? You don’t understand the irony of my tweet regarding Trump’s visit to New York,” Graham tweeted.
Although Graham’s tweets seemed to highlight the problem of crime in New York, the crime rate there has been declining month-on-month since February, according to a March 3 NYPD announcement.
“For the month of February 2023, overall index crime decreased by 5.6% (8,785 vs. 9,304) compared to February 2022 – resulting in a 0.4% year-to-date reduction in index crime (18,909 vs. 18,976) compared to 2022 leads. ‘ said the New York City Police Department.
The NYPD added that in February, “shootings and homicides in New York City also continued to decline both week-to-week and month-to-month.”
Citywide robberies also fell by 10.5 percent in February 2023 compared to the previous year.
On Thursday, Graham was interrupted by a member of the live audience as he spoke with Fox News’ Sean Hannity about the grand jury indictment against the former president, which the senator called “legal voodoo.”
“You have a misdemeanor that has been made a felony. No one in the history of New York City has been prosecuted under this theory except Donald J. Trump. This case will come under judicial review like a cheap lawsuit…” Graham said, whereupon a woman interrupted him and said, “It is a wonderful day.”
The senator relayed his response, and the moment soon garnered attention on social media.
Former President Trump has denied any wrongdoing and has denied ever having an affair with Daniels. He has also repeatedly attacked the investigation and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
“This is political persecution and electoral interference at the highest level in history,” the former president said in a statement he has seen news week on Thursday.
“Ever since I came down the golden escalator in Trump Tower and before I was sworn in as your President of the United States, the radical left Democrats – the enemy of this country’s hard-working men and women – have been engaged in a witch hunt to destroy the Make America.” destroying the Great Again movement,” he said.
news week emailed the Lindsey Graham office for comment.
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