October 5, 2022

Trump issues panicked, defensive statement in wake of grand jury news

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Last night, the news broke that the Manhattan District Attorney has convened a grand jury for the criminal investigation into former president Donald Trump and his companies, indicating that indictments may soon be coming down the pipeline. The case is focused on the Trump Organization’s shady business practices, which include things like accusations of the deliberate misrepresentation of the value of properties to defraud banks and illegally obtained tax benefits.


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Predictably, the disgraced real estate tycoon turned Florida blogger was not pleased with this development. Taking to the only social media platform he has left — his personal website — Trump issued a statement that hit all the Trump tweet classics: feeling bad for himself, complaints about how unfair everything is, a grossly inflated celebration of his “achievements,” election loss cope, and in general painting himself as a victim.

This is a continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt in American history. It began the day I came down the escalator in Trump Tower, and it’s never stopped. They wasted two years and $48 million in taxpayer dollars on Mueller and Russia Russia Russia, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, and it continues to this day, with illegally leaked confidential information.

No other President in history has had to put up with what I have had to, and on top of all that, I have done a great job for our Country, whether it’s taxes, regulations, our Military, Veterans, Space Force, our Borders, speedy creation of a great vaccine (said to be a miracle!), and protecting the Second Amendment.

This is purely political, and an affront to the almost 75 million voters who supported me in the Presidential Election, and it’s being driven by highly partisan Democrat prosecutors.

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New York City and State are suffering the highest crime rates in their history, and instead of going after murderers, drug dealers, human traffickers, and others, they come after Donald Trump.

Interesting that today a poll came out indicating I’m far in the lead for the Republican Presidential Primary and the General Election in 2024.

Our Country is broken, our elections are rigged, corrupt, and stolen, our prosecutors are politicized, and I will just have to keep on fighting like I have been for the last five years!

Given the length and the vehemence of the statement, we can deduce that he might actually be worried about finally facing consequences for his actions after successfully avoiding them for his entire life. Perhaps constantly bragging about not paying taxes makes him “smart”, not paying anyone for anything and generally running his company like a small-time mafia outfit was not the best decisions to have made, though it speaks to how deeply corporate corruption and criminality is embedded among the wealthy elite that Trump got away with so much for so many decades.

It is beyond infuriating to see how Donald Trump has evaded accountability for anything he has ever done, be it the sexual assaults, the financial impropriety, the collusion with foreign powers to win an election, the attempt to bully an ally into smearing his election challenger, the attempt to overturn the legitimate results of the 2020 election or the incitement of a mob to attack the Capitol building.

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With any luck, we will see Donald Trump and his family under indictment for something at some point — but we clearly need to have a long and hard national discussion over what the oligarch class gets away with on a regular basis, because the crimes of Donald Trump are both outrageous and flagrant.

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The original statement from Trump can be found here.

Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.

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