What I Saw Outside Trump’s Arraignment at Manhattan Courthouse

NEW YORK, N.Y.—A whole lot of passionate supporters and opponents of Donald Trump turned out Tuesday for his scheduled arrest and arraignment in Manhattan Legal Court docket, making a carnival-like scene.

A Manhattan grand jury final week indicted Trump on costs believed associated to the fee of supposed hush cash to porn star Stormy Daniels earlier than his race for president in 2016. Manhattan District Lawyer Alvin Bragg, a Democrat, led the investigation resulting in a controversial sealed indictment delivered late Thursday to the court docket.

Right here is a few of what I noticed and tweeted about starting simply after 11 a.m. Tuesday exterior the courthouse in Manhattan, earlier than Trump turned himself in to authorities for his arraignment.

The primary legal costs introduced in opposition to a former president attracted many supporters who appear to agree with Trump that if a politically weaponized justice system can do that to a former president, they’ll do it to any American.

Supporters additionally echoed Trump’s characterization of his indictment as a continuation of the “witch hunt” that plagued him each throughout and after his presidency.

Opponents and supporters traded chants and gibes with one another.

Trumo opponents on the scene appeared to thrill in chracterizing the previous president’s followers as Nazis.

One lady who turned out to oppose Trump was scantily dressed and delighted in writhing and twerking for cameras, which The Every day Sign can’t present as a household publication.

The gang turned extra as Trump’s anticipated arrival on the courthouse neared.

Authorities properly trid to maintain Trump opponents separated from his supporters.

Right here is an efficient instance of what number of Trump supporters appear to really feel on this historic day.

Amid all this, it was good to see an impersonator dressed up as Abraham Lincoln, the nation’s first Repubican president.

I used to be in a position to transfer over to the realm the place police confined Trump opponents.

Either side blew off steam by yelling at one another.

Bragg’s report as a soft-on-crime prosecutor clearly irritated Trump supporters who view this prosecution as politically motivated.

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