Tesla CEO Elon Musk has backed former president Donald Trump for a ‘landslide victory’ if he is handcuffed and arrested by the Manhattan DA on Tuesday.
Trump claims he will be arrested on Tuesday over claims he paid porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about their alleged affair.
Last week the former president and 2024 hopeful was invited to testify before a Manhattan grand jury, with his long-time fixer and former lawyer Michael Cohen testifying on Monday.
He claimed on his Truth Social account that the Manhattan DA’s office will arrest him within days and branded the probe ‘corrupt and highly political’, calling the alleged hush money payment an ‘old and fully debunked fairy-tale.’
Many have been questioning if they will see the 76-year-old former president in handcuffs – with Musk wading into the row by saying he will be re-elected.
Musk said if Trump was seen in handcuffs and arrested it would mean he would be re-elected in a ‘landslide victory’
Trump claims that he will be arrested by the Manhattan DA’s office – with Musk saying it would mean a ‘landslide victory’ for the former presidents re-election campaign
Republican Marjorie Taylor Green also commented on the announcement, saying Trump will ‘ultimately win even bigger than he is already going to’.
She added that Republicans who do not support the former president will be ‘exposed’ and ‘remembered, scorned and punished’ by the party.
Many Republicans believe that the rumored indictment is a plot to kill the former president’s re-election hopes – but some believe that it will help him win despite calls for him to withdraw from the 2024 race if he is indicted.
Earlier in the week lawyer Alan Dershowitz said that indicting the former president would be ‘targeted injustice’ by the Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg.
Writing for New York The Sun, he said: ‘After spending months searching the criminal code for a law that Mr. Trump might be accused of violating, Mr. Bragg has apparently landed on a highly questionable campaign contribution provision that has never before been used in a comparable situation.
‘All decent people, whether politically opposed to Mr. Trump (as I am) or supportive of his candidacy, should be concerned about this weaponizing of the prosecutor’s office for the political purpose of preventing a potential candidate from running for office.
‘Today this insidious tactic is being used by a Democratic prosecutor against a Republican candidate. In 2016, efforts were made to use it against the Democratic candidate.
‘No one knows who tomorrow’s target will be, since the precedent will ‘lie around like a loaded weapon,’ to be misused by any ambitious prosecutor in a partisan manner.’
Last week the former president and 2024 hopeful was invited to testify before a Manhattan grand jury, with his long-time fixer and former lawyer Michael Cohen testifying on Monday
Many have been questioning if they will see the 76-year-old former president in handcuffs – with Musk wading into the row by saying he will be re-elected