Donald Trump became a DJ and played his favorite tracks from Pavarotti to James Brown just 90 minutes after finding out he was facing a landmark federal indictment that could see him jailed for 100 years.
Last night the former president said he was indicted for espionage, facing seven counts relating to the mishandling of classified documents.
After making a roaring statement on Truth Social, where he declared ‘I AM AN INNOCENT MAN’, Trump appeared to calm his nerves as he dined at his house. Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey, before boogie all night.
Wearing a Make America Great Again cap and posing as a DJ, Trump lambasted Elvis, among his other favorite songs, a source told the New York Times.
This is not the first time the 76-year-old has faced criminal charges. After being first charged in April when he was accused of paying money to porn star Stormy Daniels, Trump launched a strike at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Following his indictment last night, former President Donald Trump allegedly DJ’d all night, blasting Pavarotti and James Brown at his Bedminster golf resort
Trump was in Bedminster when news of his new charges broke. He denies the allegations and declares that he is innocent
Shortly after being charged with the crime earlier this year, he flew to his West Palm Beach home, before partying with friends and family, taking on musical responsibilities, screaming his staple of the “Macho Man” campaign by the Village People.
Trump has previously claimed he “always had a great aptitude for music” and often DJs for his guests at the Florida resort. “People love it when I do it,” he told Full Send Podcast.
Trump’s most recent charge – which he called a persecution – marks the first time in US history that a former president has faced federal charges.
ABC News reported that the 76-year-old faces four separate counts, all of which carry a prison sentence of up to 20 years.
These include: conspiracy to obstruct justice; withhold a document or file; concealment by corruption of a document or file; and the concealment of a document in a federal investigation.
One count is punishable by 10 years in prison: willful withholding of national defense information.
And the last two counts have a maximum of five years each: scheme to conceal, and false statements and representations. Trump’s indictment remains sealed, but his decision to make it public means the feds could unseal it as early as Friday, ahead of next Tuesday’s court appearance in Miami.
The latest charges mark yet another setback for the 2024 presidential hopeful, who plans to regain control of the White House.
Wearing a Make America Great Again cap and posing as a DJ, Trump lambasted Elvis, among his other favorite songs
Even his 2024 Republican rival, Rob DeSantis, was outraged by the new charges, calling them a “moral threat to a free society.”
The news sparked outrage in the Republican Party yesterday, with even 2024 rival Ron DeSantis saying that ‘the militarization of federal law enforcement poses a deadly threat to a free society’.
DeSantis has not said whether he would forgive his rival if Trump is convicted, despite calls for the governor of Florida to pledge to do so.
Following his indictment, Trump released a video, which The New York Times said was pre-recorded, claiming it was political persecution, insisting he was innocent.
He posted a lengthy statement on his social media account Truth Social, which he created in 2022 after being banned from Twitter.
“The corrupt Biden administration informed my lawyers that I have been charged, apparently for the box hoax, even though Joe Biden has 1850 boxes at the University of Delaware, additional boxes in Chinatown, DC, with even more boxes at the University of Pennsylvania, and documents strewn across the floor of his garage where he parks his Corvette, and which is “secured” only by a paper-thin garage door that is open most of the time” , Trump wrote.
“I was summoned to the Federal Courthouse in Miami on Tuesday at 3 p.m. I would never have thought possible that such a thing could happen to a former president of the United States, who received far more votes than any sitting president in the history of our country, and who currently leads , by far, every candidate, both Democratic and Republican, in the polls for the 2024 presidential election. I AM AN INNOCENT MAN!’
Trump raged at the ‘corrupt Biden administration’ and accused them of election interference in a video released just minutes after his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey was announced
An FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in August found a trove of classified documents (pictured)
Later Thursday night, he said in a video: ‘Very sadly, we are a nation in decline and yet they are going after a very popular president,’ Trump said.
“I am an innocent man, I have done nothing wrong,” he continued, promising to “fight this.”
In an interview with Fox News Digital, Trump also said he would “of course” plead not guilty.
Prosecutors said the former president brought about 300 classified documents to Mar-a-Lago after leaving the White House, including around 100 that were seized by the FBI in August during a search of the home that pointed to the seriousness of the Department of Justice’s investigation.
Trump insisted he had the right to keep the documents classified when he left the White House and claimed without evidence that he had declassified them.
Trump and his team have long viewed the special counsel’s investigation as far more perilous than the New York case — both politically and legally.
It remains unclear what the immediate and long-term political consequences will be for the former leader.
His first indictment spurred millions of dollars in contributions from angry supporters and did not hurt Trump in the polls as the 2024 presidential race heats up.
The former president’s legal troubles extend beyond the New York indictment and the classified documents case. The special counsel has a separate ongoing investigation focused on efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election while the Fulton County Georgia district attorney is investigating Trump over alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election in this state.
Trump will appear in court in Miami at 3 p.m. Tuesday, where the most recent charges will be brought against him. Security has already been tightened around the courthouse ahead of his appearance before the judge.
He has already been charged in New York and faces additional investigations in Washington and Atlanta that could lead to criminal charges.