Trump's Call For Protest Falls Flat in New York: Supporters Outnumbered and Outmatched (Video)

Written By BlabberBuzz | Wednesday, 22 March 2023 21:45
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As investigations into former President Donald Trump's alleged campaign finance infractions heat up, New Yorkers are divided on the potential indictment.

Supporters of the Republican are vastly outnumbered outside the offices of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, with few turning out to protest his potential arrest on Wednesday. Law enforcement sources suggest the indictment will not come down until then, though the NYPD and U.S. Capitol Police are taking precautions. NYPD has 36,000 officers in uniform ready in case any riots arise, and barricades have been placed around the U.S. Capito. If the grand jury does find Trump guilty, it would mark the first time a former President has faced criminal charges in the United States.

Philippe Lejeune, a Trump supporter at the Manhattan District Attorney's office, expressed disappointment in the turnout. "I wish more people had shown up," he told Politico. However, the potential indictment has sparked concern among some Democrats, who worry that the charges may not be up to the task and could end up playing into Trump's narrative of a "witch hunt."

According to law enforcement sources, a meeting was held at NYPD headquarters on Monday to discuss the logistics of the potential indictment. The head of the Secret Service's New York office attended the meeting, Chief of the Department of Public Safety Michael Magliano, and a representative from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.

Trump's legal troubles have made history, and whether or not the former President is successfully prosecuted remains to be seen. As the case progresses, protesters on both sides will watch to see if the charges lead to any real consequences for the former President.