Trump calls Manhattan arraignment 'very unfair'

 April 18, 2023

Former President Donald Trump recently commented on what he calls the "scam" arraignment in Manhattan.

Trump said he thought the proceeding was "very unfair" and "very unfortunate."

"I thought it was very unfair. It was very unfortunate," Trump said.

"I try to not think about what was going through my mind. You know, you’re there to do a thing and I’m there to win an election. I had no idea it was going to drive me even higher. We were doing very well in the polls before that but normally that doesn’t drive you higher it drives you lower sometimes somewhat but sometimes a lot lower. It drove us a lot higher. I think people see it for what it is: It’s a scam," Trump added.

"They’re willing to do that. That’s destroying our country, that kind of stuff. That’s old Soviet Union kind of tactics what they would do. I think it’s a disgrace they are allowed to do it," Trump continued.

"This interview was Trump’s second since his indictment and arraignment. His first interview, with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson, touched on this topic briefly but focused mostly on foreign policy and the threats of nuclear war. This interview represents the deepest and most in-depth Trump has gone outside of speeches in reacting to what it was like getting indicted and then arraigned in Manhattan," reported Breitbart.

"Bragg has been very discredited by the indictment because the people that read it, even Democrats—they’re saying this is not an indictment," Trump said.

"Some are saying this is unconstitutional because there’s no crime. He’s been absolutely discredited. It’s a shame," Trump added. "They’re willing to destroy our country. This is all run by the White House, by the way, just in case you have any questions. In fact, they put a man from the White House into one of the top White House/DOJ officials is right there—Matthew Colangelo. He’s the one that’s leading it. He was sitting in the front row in the court during the whole thing. He was in the front row. This is all done by the White House because they don’t want to run against us," Trum[ added.

The full interview with Trump can be found here.