While former President Donald Trump’s historic impeachment was taking place in lower Manhattan courthouse Tuesday, the couples were there for an entirely different legal reason.
Many couples were sharing their courtroom wedding day with the frenzied media room that followed the president’s appearance to plead not guilty to 34 criminal charges.
In super blue New York City, there was some fun in the president’s predicament, as Chandler Dean posted an Instagram story with the hashtag #ArraignedMarriage ahead of his wedding to Carolina Treviño.
Khalia Pickford and Peter Dunn are college sweethearts who were to be married at the town hall next door to the courthouses.
“I didn’t plan on it,” Pickford said. BuzzFeed. I heard about it at work but didn’t know it was happening. But it’s dope. It’s instant and it won’t ruin my big day. cameras for me. Everyone came for me.
Khlia Pickford (pictured left) and Peter Dunn (pictured right) are college sweethearts who were set to marry at the city hall next to the courthouses where President Donald Trump was arraigned on Tuesday.
The couple was in the front row in the courtroom at 8:30 a.m. and recalled someone saying to them, “What a day to get married!”
I don’t think of anything. I’m just thinking about being married and just being happy,” Pickford added. “This is our big day.”
Dean noted that they were literally a minute’s walk from the courtroom where Trump would stand trial.
“We find it funny,” said Dean. “We joked that this would get us a great Getty Images hike and photos of this big moment (in our lives) from other photographers.”
A couple named Daniel and Chris chose the day because it was their first anniversary when they met. said the husband NBC News They made it official as soon as Trump’s motorcade arrived.
The high school sweethearts are planning to tie the knot in an official ceremony on April 22 in Houston, Florida New York Post mentioned.
We just wanted to get this logistical step out of the way and have a nice, intimate, low-key moment before the whirlwind of a big wedding. It’s hard to imagine a more bizarre scene happening nearby, Dean said inside.
Dean also posted a TikTok combo to the popular Curb Your Enthusiasm video with the caption, “My fiancé and I chose a full day wedding in Manhattan courts.”
“I wasn’t planning on that,” Pickford said. I heard about it at work but didn’t know it was happening. But it’s dope. It’s instant and it won’t ruin my big day. cameras for me. Everyone came for me
‘We can’t walk anywhere,’ said Carmen (pictured left) as she exited the courtroom from her wedding to Casper (pictured right)
A couple named Daniel and Chris chose the day because it was their first anniversary when they met. They left the courtroom when Trump’s car arrived
One couple was even more explicit about their excitement at being a sideshow to the main event news story, with the new bride exclaiming “Best wedding gift ever!”
Dean (pictured right) noted that they were literally a minute’s walk from the courtroom where Trump would stand trial.
One couple was even more explicit about their excitement at being a sideshow to the main event news story, with the new bride exclaiming “Best wedding gift ever!” according to One tweet.
said another couple New York Magazine Olivia Nuzzi How impractical the whole circus made their wedding.
“We can’t walk anywhere,” Carmen said as she walked out of the courtroom from her wedding to Casper.
Trump on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to 34 counts of falsifying business records while standing before a New York judge — becoming the first US president to be tried and charged with a crime.
“Not guilty,” Trump said when asked how he would plead guilty.
Trump, 76, sat alongside his defense team in the Manhattan courtroom, hands folded in his lap and his face stoned in the unprecedented Stormy Daniels Hush Money hearing.
The charges relate to a $30,000 reward for a janitor trying to sell information on a child Trump allegedly fathered out of wedlock; $150,000 to former Playboy model Karen McDougal, and $130,000 to Daniels.
Prosecutors claim the incidents show Trump conspired to buy hurtful stories about himself to keep them under wraps and help his chances of winning the 2016 presidential race.
Donald Trump made history on Tuesday when he stood in court in Manhattan and became the first former US president in history to be indicted on criminal charges.
“It’s not just about one payment,” Attorney General Alvin Bragg said in a news conference after the hearing. It’s 34 commercial records – 34 fake commercial statements and records. They were hiding criminal behaviour.
Combined, the charges — first-degree falsification of business records — carry a maximum penalty of more than 100 years in prison under New York law, but even if he were convicted on all counts, Trump is unlikely to be sentenced that long. Each charge is a low-level felony punishable by a maximum of four years in prison per count.
There was no formal conspiracy charge, but a case of fact released by prosecutors describes how Trump ‘orchestrated’ with others to influence the 2016 presidential election by identifying and purchasing negative information about him to suppress its publication and benefit defendant’s electoral prospects. “.
During the hearing, Assistant District Attorney Christopher Conroy said the payments were part of “an illegal plan to identify and suppress negative information that could have undermined” Trump’s presidential campaign.
The session lasted about an hour. Judge Juan Merchan did not issue a gag order on Trump but warned him not to post anything on social media that could cause unrest among his supporters.
The former president remained silent as he entered the courtroom and then left. He was released on guarantee of his own residence. The next court session has been set for December 4.
“It wasn’t a good day,” Trump’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, told reporters after the hearing.
There is nothing in the indictment itself. It’s in circulation. It does not claim any federal and state crime that was violated. It does not claim what the false statement is, which is really disappointing. It’s sad and we will fight it. We will fight it hard.
Trump is “disappointed,” Tacopina said. He’s upset, but I’ll tell you what he’s excited about. It will not stop it and will not slow it down.
During the hearing, Judge Juan Merchan ordered both sides to calm down after prosecutors complained about Trump’s recent social media posts, including one holding a baseball bat against the chief prosecutor in the case.
Dino Sugden, a former janitor under Trump, has alleged that the president had a love child and that he was paid hush money.
Trump allegedly paid former Playboy model Karen McDougall $150,000 to keep quiet about an affair – which he denies.
Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels – The case is related to hush money payments of $130,000 to Daniels
President Trump with his defense team in Manhattan courthouse: (from left to right) Todd Blanche, Susan Nickellis, Joe Tacopina, and Boris Epstein
Former President Donald Trump snubbed reporters and silently walked into a courtroom after being fingerprinted and processed in New York Criminal Court on Tuesday afternoon.
“I would encourage attorneys for both sides to speak to your witnesses, and defense counsel to speak to your client and remind them to refrain from making statements likely to incite violence and civil disorder,” Judge Merchan told the court.
“Do not engage in words or behavior that endanger the rule of law as it applies to these proceedings in this courtroom.”
Judge Merchan said he did not issue a gag order as it was put forward because Trump is a “candidate for President of the United States” and his “First Amendment rights are very important.”
He also noted that Trump is “a candidate for President of the United States” and that his “First Amendment rights are very important.”
But the judge countered that “certain language is justified by frustration.”
Trump’s attorney, Todd Blanche, told the judge that some of the former president’s harsh statements on social media resulted from his frustration that he “believed a serious injustice” was being committed.
As part of the trial proceedings on Tuesday, Trump surrendered, was placed under arrest and fingerprinted. He avoided being handcuffed and put in a cell, but stared at the cameras as he made his way out of the holding area to confront the judge.
His cup shot was not taken. He did not have to post bail until he was released.