New York City Mayor Eric Adams issued a warning to “pants to the rabble” including Marjorie Taylor Greene today ahead of their planned visit to the city for Donald Trump’s court appearance, telling them to be on “best behavior” and “control themselves” while in town. .
Greene is among Trump fans planning to protest Trump’s indictment and trial tomorrow. The former president is currently on his way from Mar-a-Lago to New York.
He will spend the night at Trump Tower on Monday, before appearing before a judge on charges related to the 2016 payments to porn star Stormy Daniels.
A massive police effort is underway in New York to contain the chaos.
Speaking today at a news conference, Adams issued a specific warning to anyone who might want to stir up trouble.
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New York City Mayor Eric Adams speaks today at a news conference with NYPD Commissioner Kishant Sewell. He warned that any “rabble” planning to cause trouble would be arrested
Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green hosts a protest in New York City tomorrow morning
Greene promises to keep her protest peaceful, and says anyone who incites violence will be fired
While there may be some gentlemen of the rabble considering coming to our town tomorrow, our message is plain and simple: control yourselves.
New York City is our home, not a playground for your misplaced anger.
Although there are no specific threats, people like Marjorie Taylor Greene who is known to spread misinformation and hate speech – has stated that she is coming to town.
While in town, be on your best behaviour. We will not tolerate violence or vandalism of any kind. If someone is caught participating in any act of violence, they will be arrested and held accountable no matter who you are.
There will be a ‘renewed’ road closure as Trump moves across town, with a road near Trump Tower remaining closed all day to let him come and go.
Former President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he arrives at Palm Beach International Airport Monday morning before heading to New York City
A demonstrator dressed as the Devil holds a sign and a trident outside Trump Tower in New York on April 3
Members of the media wait outside Trump Tower as he flies from Florida to New York City
In Florida, Trump fans lined the road from Mar-a-Lago to the airport to show their support
Trump fans take pictures as the former president’s plane departs from Palm Beach International Airport
Trump is accompanied on the plane by his son Eric, who posted this photo from the plane
He urged New Yorkers to go about their day as normal, but avoid driving and using the subway when possible.
NYPD Commissioner Kishant Sewell said: “Violence and destruction are not part of legitimate and legal expression.
They will not be tolerated in our city. The NYPD will be there today, tomorrow, and every day to make sure they are safe.
Greene is hosting what she calls a peaceful protest at Collective Bond Park, near the downtown courthouse where Trump will make his debut.
Sources leading planning say closures are likely on Center Street, Canal Street, Baxter Street and Worth Street, near the Courthouse.
While no specific time has been agreed upon, Trump is expected to travel to the courtroom early Tuesday.
New York City will host a historic day in American history on Tuesday when Donald Trump becomes the first former president to go to court facing criminal charges.
His face will be photographed and his fingerprints will be taken before appearing before a judge.
The hearing is likely to be short. It is where he will learn about the charges that have been closed since last week.
After that, Trump is expected to fly to Palm Beach. At 8.15pm he is expected to make a statement.
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg has yet to comment on the case.
With such fierce support from both sides, the NYPD is preparing for courtroom clashes and surrounding protests.
These charges are the first against any former US president. It relates to a $130,000 payment in 2016 from Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen to Stormy Daniels, an adult actress who says she had an affair with Trump in 2005.
He denies this and says Prague is motivated by political bias.
Taylor Greene has already sparked controversy this week by calling the Democratic Party riddled with pedophiles.
During an interview with Leslie Stahl for 60 Minutes, she said: ‘They support childcare. Democrats support — even Joe Biden, the president himself, supports pedophilia and transgender surgeries.
“Sexualizing children is what pedophiles do.”