President Trump can finally speak his mind now that Obama-appointed Judge Tanya Chutkan has lifted the gag order placed on him.
While he was on the campaign trail in New Hampshire on Monday, President Trump didn’t hold back on how he felt.
“I got indicted four times in the last 12 minutes. I heard we got two more, but I heard the DOJ called ‘no don’t do it’ because we’ve gone up in the polls every time I’ve gotten indicted,” Trump joked to cheers.
“‘Don’t indict him anymore. This is killing us,’” he went on, taking on the voice of a fictional caller from the DOJ. “We’re going to indict him right into the White House.”
“This is the first time in history that somebody’s been indicted and his poll numbers have gone up,” Trump said. “When you get indicted, screw them, because the people understand it’s bullshit.”
“Bullshit, bullshit,” the crowd chanted back.
"This is the first time in history that somebody has been indicted and his poll numbers go up.'
The crowd starts chanting bullshit after Trump calls the indictments bullshit 😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/kQLaJT1yO9
— .*Funkytown™*. (@01Funkytown) October 24, 2023
Earlier in the day, while he was filing for New Hampshire’s presidential primary ballot, Trump said he is not concerned “at all” about losing attorney-client privilege with Powell because she was never his attorney.
Trump went on to insist he did “nothing wrong,” that his mounting legal challenges were “dirty politics” and that he might go after his own political opponents.
“It’s a two-way street,” Trump said. “Now it can happen the other way also, and that’s a sad moment for our country.”
Judges in New York and Washington DC are weighing concerns that Trump’s social media bombast and penchant for invective against his perceived enemies could poison the jury pool in his criminal cases or spook witnesses from being fully candid.
Despite the Democrats’ attempts to prevent Trump from running for president, his supporters stand firmly behind him.
In interview after interview on Monday, Trump’s supporters stressed they would not leave his side even as his legal problems mount. In fact, they said, the more charges pile up against him, the more motivated they are to vote for him again.
“We think it’s a bunch of bullshit,” Jackie Thibault, a Chester, N.H., Republican, said as she clutched a hand-painted “Trump 2024” sign. “We see what they’re trying to do with him. … They’re so afraid of him, and that’s why they’re going after him.”
Just left TRUMP Rally. OMG I love him! 2024 can’t come fast enough 45N24! pic.twitter.com/OwM7kXW9MU
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