Elon Musk Defends Trump Against Politically Motivated Charges
Former President Donald Trump faced arraignment in New York City after surrendering himself to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to face felony charges related to alleged hush money payments during the 2016 election cycle. However, Elon Musk came to his defense, calling out the Democrats and the justice system’s unfairness.
If this happens, Trump will be re-elected in a landslide victory
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 18, 2023
Musk’s Political Epiphany
Musk, the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and Twitter, has been a critic of many Biden administration economic policies. However, he started what appears to be a political epiphany during the lockdowns that gripped the nation three years ago. He has since encouraged other Americans to “take the red pill” and noticed that leftists are “losing the middle” of the political spectrum. Musk acquired Twitter last year as an attempt to promote open dialogue and encourage political discourse.
Musk Pokes Fun at Democrats
Musk also shared a meme on social media, quipping that Democrats would travel back in time to kill Trump before his unexpected rise to political stardom if they had access to a time machine. He has previously predicted that Trump would be reelected in a “landslide victory” following his arrest, especially if he were handcuffed.
The Democrats have done a total disservice to our nation on this day.
May we never forget this moment. https://t.co/PsKLbQmYoI
— Lavern Spicer 🇺🇸 (@lavern_spicer) April 4, 2023
Trump’s Legal Jeopardy
Trump faces additional legal jeopardy in three other criminal proceedings, including a federal investigation into his efforts to stay in power after the 2020 election, an investigation in Georgia related to alleged meddling in the 2020 election, and another federal investigation into his handling of government records after leaving office.
Trump’s Alleged Charges
Trump was charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records, all of which are the lowest-level felonies in the state, but each of which carries as many as four years in prison. Acting New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan, who previously imposed the maximum fine possible against the Trump Organization over a years-long tax evasion scheme and sentenced former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg to five months in prison, will also preside over the hush money case.
Trump’s Accusations Against Justice System
Trump accused Justice Merchan of being “handpicked” by Bragg to preside over the case and said that Merchan “hates” him in a post to his social media platform Truth Social. He further claimed that Merchan is “highly partisan” and that his family is composed of “well-known Trump haters.” He also called attention to the funds that leftist billionaire George Soros donated to multiple advocacy groups that supported Bragg’s candidacy; Soros, who has publicly defended his efforts to bankroll the campaigns of progressive district attorneys, denied last week that he has any connection with Bragg.