Tuesday, April 4, 2023 – Lower Manhattan, NY:
By APB Staff Writer
Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to 34 New York State felony offenses related to what the Manhattan District Attorney claimed to be hush money payments to an adult film star.
In the criminal courthouse for just over an hour, Trump is the first ever president to face criminal prosecution, charged with falsifying business records 34 times from February to December 2017.
APB was out in front of the courthouse to speak with former president’s supporters separated by the NYPD from those who oppose Trump. It was an emotional and historic day for the City but also the country to witness this taking place.
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia traveled to New York City to attend the rally in support of Trump across the street from the Manhattan Courthouse – spo0ke for ten minutes and then was quickly hustled away.
New York Republican Rep. George Santos, who is under several legal and ethical investigations, made a brief appearance in the crowd prior to Greene’s comments.
Greene wrote on her Twitter site just prior to the rally that protesters were “coming to commit assault that can cause audible damage to everyone’s ears including the NYPD.” This did not happen as the police reported no arrests nor damage to any property.
Trump is due back in court on December 4.
This is a developing story that APB will be following closely.