Donald Trump made headlines Tuesday when he was indicted for 34 felony counts. After pleading not guilty at a New York court hearing, he made his way to Florida to deliver a powerful speech to a crowd of supporters. The long-time Republican party figure slammed the charges against him as “politically motivated” and a “hoax,” while also highlighting some of his accomplishments during his time in office. Trump even saw an increase in popularity among Republican primary voters after his latest drama, as allies find themselves rallying around the former president and casting doubt over Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case.
Notably, the case against Trump stems from false documents and a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election. The former president may have mistaken faith from his supporters as all senators called out the prosecution for overreaching with the case.
Meanwhile, Trump also faces probes regarding his controversial attempt to overturn the 2020 US election result, his involvement in the January 6th Capitol riots and his mishandling of sensitive documents while in office. These investigations may prove to be more difficult for the former president to turn into political capital, however he’s already raised over $10 million in donations since the charges were announced.
Although his influence is limited to his base, Trump makes it easy for people to take a side, which has made removing him from power a complex task. This is quite evident after Sarah Longwell an anti-Trump Republican consultant said that Manhattan DA’s Bragg gave the former president a “fresh grievance.”
While Trump has long been stuck in the past, he’s shifted his rhetoric in light of the charges against him and appears to be trying to begin a 2024 campaign to reclaim the White House. However the former president’s long-term prospects remain uncertain even before the charges due to unfavorable records among the broader population.
It’s worth noting that the person mentioned in this article is Donald Trump, the 45th and current former President of the United States. Trump held the office from 2017 to 2021 and previously was a New York City real estate developer and business magnate.
The company mentioned in this article is Trump Organization, which is a group of about 500 business entities affiliated with Donald Trump. It was formed in 1923 and was eventually taken over by Donald Trump in 1971, who then ran it until its assets were transferred to a trust prior to his inauguration in 2017. The Trump Organization has holdings in residential real estate, hotels and resorts, merchandise, books and television.