Trump's family, lawmakers, and others react to Trump indictment• SEMAFOR
Former U.S. President Donald Trump was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury on Thursday in the Stormy Daniels hush money case. The charges against him are not know as the indictment is still under seal and is expected to be announced in the upcoming days.
The news prompted strong reactions from Trump's sons, Mike Pence, and Ron DeSantis along with lawmakers and activists. Here are some notable ones.
Donald Trump Jr.
"This is like communist level shit. This is stuff that would make Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot, it would make them blush."
Don Jr. reacts to the indictment of his father. pic.twitter.com/nhMROhxoFx— Moshe Schwartz (@YWNReporter) March 30, 2023
This is third world prosecutorial misconduct. It is the opportunistic targeting of a political opponent in a campaign year.— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) March 30, 2023
Thank you to everyone for your support and love! I have so many messages coming in that I can't respond...also don't want to spill my champagne ???? #Teamstormy merch/autograph orders are pouring in, too! Thank you for that as well but allow a few extra days for shipment.— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) March 30, 2023
The Florida governor who is expected to be Trump's rival for the Republican presidential nomination called the indictment "un-American" and said "Florida will not assist in an extradition request."
The weaponization of the legal system to advance a political agenda turns the rule of law on its head.— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 30, 2023
It is un-American.
The Soros-backed Manhattan District Attorney has consistently bent the law to downgrade felonies and to excuse criminal misconduct. Yet, now he is…