Trump Vows to 'Demolish Deep State' Amid NY Trial

Former President Donald Trump vows to "demolish the Deep State" and "drain the swamp" amid his ongoing trial in New York. Trump's trial, which alleges he falsified business records, enters its 16th day with prosecutors calling witnesses, including Michael Cohen.

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Trump Vows to 'Demolish Deep State' Amid NY Trial

Trump Vows to 'Demolish Deep State' Amid NY Trial

Former President Donald Trump has vowed to "demolish the Deep State" and "drain the swamp" in a fiery message on Truth Social, rallying his supporters to take action against perceived enemies of the country. Trump's call to arms comes as his trial in New York enters its 16th day, with prosecutors alleging he falsified business records related to a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

Why this matters: The outcome of Trump's trial has significant implications for the 2024 presidential election and the political landscape of the United States. A guilty verdict could potentially damage Trump's reputation and influence, while an acquittal could embolden his supporters and further polarize the country.

The former president has pleaded not guilty in the case and repeatedly denied the allegations of an extramarital sexual encounter with Daniels in 2006. Speaking to the media outside the Manhattan courtroom on Monday, Trump argued that the trial is a baseless, politically motivated prosecution promoted by the Biden administration.

Trump highlighted a recent poll showing him leading President Joe Biden in key battleground states, including Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan, Georgia, and Nevada, where he leads by 12 points. A bevy of high-profile defenders stood behind Trump outside the courtroom, including Ohio Sen. JD Vance, New York Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville, and his son Eric Trump.

Sen. Vance has come out strongly in support of the former president, calling the trial a "Democratic effort to distract" from the Biden administration's failed record. "This is about the fact that President Joe Biden has a failed record as commander in chief and leader of this country, and the Democrats can't talk about that," Vance stated. "So what they're doing is putting these trials out there and saying, 'Focus on this, not on the fact that the world is on fire and the fact that you've gotten poor under the presidency of Joe Biden.'"

The trial resumed on Monday with testimony from Michael Cohen, Trump's former personal attorney who has been slammed as a "grifter" and "serial perjurer" by critics after he turned on his former boss. Legal experts have questioned the relevance of testimony from Stormy Daniels, which included salacious details about her alleged encounter with Trump at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe.

As the high-stakes trial continues to unfold, Trump remains defiant and appears emboldened by recent polling and massive rallies, including one that drew over 100,000 supporters in the historically blue state of New Jersey this past weekend. With the 2024 presidential election on the horizon, the ultimate impact of the New York trial on Trump's political future remains to be seen.

Key Takeaways

  • Trump vows to "demolish the Deep State" and "drain the swamp" on Truth Social.
  • Trump's NY trial enters 16th day, with prosecutors alleging falsified business records.
  • Outcome of trial has significant implications for 2024 presidential election.
  • Trump leads Biden in key battleground states, according to recent poll.
  • Trump remains defiant, emboldened by polling and massive rallies.