As was previously reported, former President Trump has claimed he will be arrested on Tuesday and called on his supporters to protest against the move. According to Trump’s own account, he could be charged in New York City next week over allegations of paying hush money to American pornographic film actress and director Stormy Daniels following an alleged fair.
“NOW ILLEGAL LEAKS FROM A CORRUPT & HIGHLY POLITICAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, WHICH HAS ALLOWED NEW RECORDS TO BE SET IN VIOLENT CRIME & WHOSE LEADER IS FUNDED BY GEORGE SOROS, INDICATE THAT, WITH NO CRIME BEING ABLE TO BE PROVEN, & BASED ON AN OLD & FULLY DEBUNKED (BY NUMEROUS OTHER PROSECUTORS!) FAIRYTALE, THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!” Trump posted on Truth social, in part.
Unsurprisingly, the news swiftly went viral. After the revelations floated throughout Twitter, numerous users offered their opinions on the matter, including the platform’s somewhat new CEO, Elon Musk.
Replying to a comment by Twitter user Viva Frei stating that such an arrest would lead to Trump taking the White House once again, Musk concurred, adding, “If this happens, Trump will be re-elected in a landslide victory.”
If this happens, Trump will be re-elected in a landslide victory
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 18, 2023
A Fox News report from the above thread corroborated Trump’s claims, noting that there may be disputes between the U.S. Secret Service and the Soros-funded New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg on how the arrest will be conducted.
Musk was not alone in his view that an arrest of Trump would simply turn him into a MAGA martyr.
As the Gateway Pundit pointed out, political commentator Ian Miles Cheong also weighed in on the matter, opining, “If Alvin Bragg goes ahead with his plan to arrest Donald Trump, not only will he be turning Trump into a martyr, it’ll also set a terrible precedent—and solidify America as a banana republic. This sort of thing only happens in banana republics.”
If Alvin Bragg goes ahead with his plan to arrest Donald Trump, not only will he be turning Trump into a martyr, it’ll also set a terrible precedent—and solidify America as a banana republic. This sort of thing only happens in banana republics.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 18, 2023
Another user commented, “It’s going to backfire. Trump will be more popular once he is arrested. The right will gather around him. It’s a dumb political move on their part.”
It's going to backfire. Trump will be more popular once he is arrested. The right will gather around him. It's a dumb political move on their part.
— 🇺🇸MAGA Deplorable ❤️Love❤️ Lets Go Brandon🇺🇸 (@realRawPaul) March 18, 2023
In wake of these revelations, many well-known conservatives have recently doubled down on their support of Trump, including the famous Catturd.
Trump 2024. pic.twitter.com/NArDw5ReEM
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) March 17, 2023