Trump prayed with Cuban exiles just seconds after court appearance

 June 15, 2023

Former President Donald Trump appeared in court this week to enter his not guilty plea to federal charges filed against him by the Justice Department.

Following the entry of his plea, Trump's motorcade drove him through city traffic back to Miami International Airport, where his private jet was scheduled to fly him back to New Jersey.

Before hopping straight on a plane, however, Trump decided to stop at Miami's famous Cafe Versailles, which is a virtual headquarters for the Cuban exile community. Not surprisingly, they showered him with cheers.

The patrons cried and prayed with Trump, gave him well wishes, and sang Happy Birthday to him for his 77th, which was June 14.

"We have a country that is in decline like never before, and we can't let it happen," Trump said.

"God bless Donald Trump" bystanders shouted with great emotion.

The president also shouted, "food for everyone!" announcing that he would buy dinner for everyone there.

Trump and his primary accuser, Special Counsel Jack Smith did not make eye contact or speak to one another during the court date.

Smith sat in the first row of the courtroom just one row behind and opposite where Trump and federal prosecutors were sitting.

"Federal prosecutors did give the former president one benefit of the doubt by telling the judge they did not believe Trump was a 'flight risk,' making pre-trial detention a non-issue," ADNAmerica reported.

Trump’s lawyers are expected to demand a trial by jury, a case that expected to be heard by U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon, who was appointed to the bench by Trump in 2020.

Prosecutors also did not handcuff Trump during the booking process.

Trump is continuing to fundraise amid his criminal justice process, and there is no indication he has canceled any upcoming campaign events.