Trump goes public with reaction to Georgia indictment: 'It's a witchhunt'

 August 20, 2023

In the wake of the most recent criminal charges lodged against him – this time in Georgia – former President Donald Trump has gone public with his take on the situation he now faces and how he intends to fight back, as the Daily Mail reports.

Trump's extended comments on the matter came during a sit-down interview with Larry Kudlow – a former member of his administration – on Fox Business.

“It's a witchhunt”

Right at the start of their chat at Trump's Bedminster, New Jersey golf property, Kudlow sought the former president's opinion on his Fulton County indictment on allegations that he unlawfully worked to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Referring to developments out of Georgia as a “disgusting situation,” Trump said, “Sure, it's a witchhunt. It's a continuation of a witchhunt. They want to silence you.”

Now forced to juggle court dates in four different jurisdictions while campaigning for the highest office in the land, Trump held little back when offering his opinion of his presumed Democrat opponent, President Joe Biden.

“Larry, you watch him, he can't put two sentences together, he doesn't know where he is. He can't walk up a flight of stairs, let alone down a flight of stairs,” Trump mused.

“Irrefutable” defense teased

As Newsweek noted, soon after the Georgia indictment was announced, Trump stated plans to hold a press conference the following week in which he would produce what he called an “irrefutable” report that would vindicate him on the state-level allegations.

Taking to Truth Social to publicize the event, Trump wrote, “A Large, Complex, Detailed by Irrefutable REPORT on the Presidential Election Fraud which took place in Georgia is almost complete & will be presented by me at a major News Conference at 11:00 A.M. on Monday of next week in Bedminster, New Jersey.”

“Based on the results of this CONCLUSIVE Report, all charges should be dropped against me & others – There will be a complete EXONERATION! They never went after those that Rigged the Election. They only went after those that fought to find the RIGGERS!” Trump added.

However, as the Associated Press notes, Trump has since canceled the planned event, citing advice received from his lawyers, who he said on Truth Social “prefer putting this, I believe, Irrefutable & Overwhelming evidence of Election Fraud & Irregularities in formal Legal Filings we fight to dismiss this disgraceful Indictment.”

“Smart decision”

Though he has yet to gain significant traction in his own campaign for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has not been shy in attacking Trump on a range of topics, with his latest legal woes being no exception, as The Hill reports.

Weighing in on the news that Trump had canceled his touted Monday press conference, Christie told CNN, that the move was the “first smart decision he's made” in quite some time.

Christie further indicated his belief that Trump finally grasps that he is “facing jail time” and cannot take any risks when it comes to potentially deepening his legal jeopardy with ill-advised public statements.

Though the report promised by Trump – said to have been prepared by aide Liz Harrington – will not be unveiled in the manner originally expected, it still remains to been whether the claims contained therein will see the light of day in some other fashion in the immediate future.

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