Americans react as Trump says he’ll be arrested while New York prosecutor eyes charges
Former U.S. president Donald Trump said in a post on his social media platform on Saturday that his arrest was imminent and had issued a call for his supporters to protest as a New York grand jury investigates hush money payments to women who alleged sexual encounters with the former president.
A Trump lawyer and spokesperson said there had been no communication from prosecutors, but Trump said on his platform that he expected to be taken into custody on Tuesday.
Americans reacted the same day to the news, with Trump's former Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham both criticized the news with Pence calling it a "politically-charged" prosecution and Graham saying it would help Trump get re-elected in 2024. Trump supporters in Palm Beach, Fla. also showed their support, saying the former president would still win. Other Americans in Washington, D.C. had differing opinions, however, with one man saying it would likely bring out his base while another woman said she looked forward "to justice being done."
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