Former Donald Trump has ditched the solemnity and indignation of his indictment for the much happier atmosphere of the latest UFC fight and some of his fellow WWE Hall of Famers.
Trump was photographed at UFC 287 with Mike Tyson, Kid Rock and UFC President Dana White on Saturday. The three celebrities were all inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at different times.
Mike Tyson, Kid Rock, Donald Trump and Dana White at UFC 287 😂 pic.twitter.com/iyRVMbNKMg
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Trump was all smiles and did not look like someone who had just been indicted, but why would he? The indictment is bogus and legal experts like Jonathan Turley expect it will be dismissed because the case is so weak.
Trump was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013, while Tyson was inducted in 2012 and Rock 2018. White is in the process of facilitating the UFC buying WWE, taking the UFC public, and making WWE a subsidiary of UFC.
UFC 287 featured a fight between Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya for the middleweight championship, among other matches.
Trump pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a 34-count indictment for falsifying business records in New York state that most legal experts have said is a weak case that looks entirely political.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg brought the indictment after pledging during his campaign to get Trump.
His first hearing date isn't until December, which makes it seem like Bragg is trying to interfere with the GOP presidential primary.
This, after accusing Trump of trying to influence the 2016 election by making hush money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, both of whom have said they had an affair with Trump.
Trump has denied the affairs, and it is not illegal to make a settlement with someone in exchange for them keeping quiet about allegations, whether or not they are true.
Bragg alleges that the paperwork crimes are felonies because they were committed as part of a more serious crime, but he hasn't said what that is.
The case is bound to drag out as long as Bragg can make it do so, unless Trump's lawyers can speed it up somehow.
Eight months seems like a long time to wait for a preliminary hearing. The lengthy wait makes it seem like intentional election interference, and wouldn't Bragg want to avoid even the appearance of such a perception?