Elon Musk predicts that Trump will be re-elected in 'landslide' if he is indicted and/or arrested next week

By Jen Krausz on
 March 19, 2023

Twitter CEO Elon Musk predicted over the weekend that former President Donald Trump will be re-elected "in a landslide" if he is indicted next week, especially if he is arrested and handcuffed.

"If this happens, Trump will be re-elected in a landslide victory," Musk tweeted.

Musk was responding to reports that Trump will be indicted on Tuesday, which came from an anonymous source.

The indictment comes after five years of investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney's office of a payment made by then-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to porn star Stormy Daniels, which Trump reimbursed him for over several installments.

Trump denies the affair.

It was not clear what crimes he is expected to be indicted for, but they may include campaign finance violations. It is not illegal to pay a settlement to someone to keep something out of the news and does not necessarily indicate guilt to do so.