Headline RoundupApril 5th, 2023

Trump Criticizes Indictment, Manhattan DA in Speech From Mar-a-Lago

AllSides Summary

In a speech on Tuesday night from Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump criticized his indictment on hush money charges by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

Key Details: Trump said that Bragg illegally leaked grand jury information, and that Bragg had campaigned on the fact that he would "get" Trump. Trump also told his supporters that more potential prosecutions could come from investigations of his storage of classified documents, and his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.

Key Quotes: “The only crime that I’ve committed is to fearlessly defend our nation from those who seek to destroy it,” Trump said. He also stated that "I never thought anything like this could happen in America."

For Context: Trump has become the first-ever former president to face criminal charges. He is facing 34 felony counts, and his next court date is Dec. 4.

How The Media Covered it: Left- and center-rated sources focused more on fact-checking Trump, especially claims he made about Bragg and the judge overseeing the case. Right-rated sources focused more on Trump's criticisms of Bragg and the indictment.

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