Donald Trump Arrives In NYC Ahead Of Arraignment

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Donald Trump has arrived in New York City after being indicted by a Manhattan grand jury.

Donald Trump has arrived in New York City for an arraignment on Tuesday after being indicted by a Manhattan grand jury, last week. The former president faces criminal charges for organizing hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels during his 2016 campaign. Trump's motorcade pulled up to Trump Tower in Manhattan shortly after 4:00 PM. There, they were met by dozens of his supporters. He waved back at them as they showed off different signs and flags.

Trump previously confirmed to supporters on Truth Social that he would be flying from Mar-a-Lago to turn himself in. "I will be leaving Mar-a-Lago on Monday at 12 noon, heading to Trump Tower in New York. On Tuesday morning I will be going to, believe it or not, the Courthouse. America was not supposed to be this way!" he wrote in a post from the weekend.

Donald Trump Arriving In Manhattan

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 03: Former U.S. President Donald Trump is seen in Midtown on April 03, 2023 in New York City. Trump is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow at a Manhattan courthouse following his indictment by a grand jury. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

In another statement on his social media site, Trump complained about the merits of the case against him. "The Corrupt D.A. has no case. What he does have is a venue where it is IMPOSSIBLE for me to get a Fair Trial (it must be changed!), and a Trump Hating Judge, hand selected by the Soros backed D.A. (he must be changed!). Also has the DOJ working in the D.A.’s Office - Unprecedented!" he wrote. With the charges, Trump has become the first-ever former U.S. president to face criminal charges. The indictment comes after an investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

As for future coverage of the trial, Trump's lawyers have argued that they do not want cameras in the court room. "It will create a circus-like atmosphere at the arraignment, raise unique security concerns, and is inconsistent with President Trump’s presumption of innocence," Trump’s attorney Susan Necheles said. Judge Juan Merchan has not yet ruled one way or another.

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