(TargetLiberty.org) – On Tuesday, tensions were high outside the Court in Miami where former President Donald Trump was going to be arraigned on 37 felony charges in connection to his alleged mishandling of classified documents after leaving the White House in 2021, and his attempts to block authorities from retrieving these documents.
Police officers in riot gear were stationed outside the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. federal courthouse in Miami, and helicopters were circling the area. The sidewalks were filled with Trump supporters and journalists, as well as some protesters who were against the former President.
Some could be seen with signs that read “lock him up,” a reference to Trump’s previous remarks about his former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on the 2016 campaign trail who had faced a lot of criticism for using a private email server during her time as secretary of state where classified information were also kept.
Even from the Republicans in the crowd while some appeared to be supporters of Trump, others were supporters of Florida Governor and presidential candidate Ron DeSantis, who were provoking Trump supporters on.
Right-wing provocateur and DeSantis supporter Chris Nelson told reporters on the day that Trump had “brought this on himself.” This was enough to cause many in the crowd to start shouting against DeSantis and to begin insulting him.
All Republican candidates, including DeSantis, have been particularly careful when addressing Trump’s indictment as they do not want to alienate the Republican voters who are supporters of Trump. Still, DeSantis is trying to use the indictment to benefit his presidential campaign and gain more traction.
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