Trump Arraigned in Manhattan Courthouse as Crowds of Supporters and Critics Demonstrate Outside

As hundreds of supporters and haters looked on, former President Trump arrived at a Manhattan courthouse Tuesday afternoon for his 2:15 p.m. arraignment on criminal charges.

On his social media platform Truth Social earlier, Trump expressed disbelief that this unprecedented event was actually happening. “Heading to Lower Manhattan, the Courthouse,” Trump wrote. “Seems so SURREAL — WOW, they are going to ARREST ME. Can’t believe this is happening in America. MAGA!”

Trump stoically waved at the crowd gathered outside of Trump Tower, and pumped his fist before heading into the courthouse.

A grand jury in New York voted to indict Trump in connection with his alleged role in a hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election. The full text of the indictment was released Tuesday afternoon, and can be read here.

Approximately 500 Trump supporters gathered outside the courthouse earlier in the day, where “f-ck Joe Biden” chants could be heard in the crowd.

Anti-Trump demonstrators chanted “lock him up!” while a Trump supporter shouted back, “Biden!”

A Trump supporter held up a sign that accurately stated that left-wing billionaire “George Soros funds U.S. DAs.”

At one point, a black woman in a blond wig who had painted herself white, infiltrated the pro-Trump side where she screamed profanities and hurled racist insults at the conservatives. “I am a racist, f-ck white people!” she shouted.

On Monday, it should be noted,  NYC Mayor  Eric Adams warned Trump supporters in the city to “control yourselves” and “be on your best behavior.”

Trump is expected to return to Florida shortly after his arraignment.


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Trump will reportedly not have a mugshot taken and was not handcuffed. As expected, he entered a not guilty plea to the 34 felony counts of falsifying business records.

Elon Musk posted a sympathetic meme on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green blasted Mayor Adams after he called her out during his security briefing Monday for visiting NYC to show her support for Trump/

“He threatened me and I believe it was a dog whistle to the radical Left here in NYC,” she told former Trump advisor Steve Bannon during his War Room podcast Tuesday.

Joe Biden smirked and laughed Tuedday when asked about the indictment of his political adversary:

Biden was taking questions after meeting with the Council of Advisors on Science and Technology to discuss the risks and benefits of artificial intelligence.

In remarks following Trump’s arraignment, Bragg laughably stated that “we can not, and will not normalize serious criminal misconduct.”

This, after he reduced 52 percent of all felony charges to misdemeanors.

Trump delivers remarks at Mar-a-Lago following his arraignment in New York.



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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 04: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Alternate crop) Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for his arraignment at Manhattan Criminal Court on April 04, 2023 in New York City. With the indictment, Trump becomes the first former U.S. president in history to be charged with a criminal offense. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)