Former US president Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in New York court. Arriving at his Florida home from New York, Former US president and Republican, Donald Trump addressed his supporters, saying, “I never thought anything like this could happen in America. The only crime I have committed to defend our nation fearlessly.”
Trump said, “Our country is going to hell” as the crowd of supporters clapped for him in support as he said that his campaign was a victim of election interference, lashing out at New York prosecutor Alvin Bragg for bringing criminal charges against him.
“This fake case was brought only to interfere with the upcoming 2024 election and it should be dropped immediately,” he said. Targeting the Joe Biden administration, Donald Trump- frontrunner in the race for the 2024 Republican nomination- said that “radical left” prosecutors were out to get him “at any cost.”
Prosecutors accused Donald Trump of orchestrating payments to two women before the 2016 US election to suppress publication of their sexual encounters with him. With this, Donald Trump became the first sitting or former US President to face criminal charges.
Besides the hush money, Trump is accused of falsifying his company’s business records to cover his tracks. He is also facing separate criminal charge for allegedly attempting to overturn his election loss in Georgia in 2020 and handling classified documents after leaving office.