Former President Donald Trump spoke out during an impromptu visit to a Miami-area café after his arraignment on Tuesday.
“We have a rigged country. We have a country that’s corrupt,” Trump said at the Versailles Restaurant, where a number of ministers prayed with the former president after his court appearance. “We have a county that’s got no borders. We have a country that’s got nothing but problems. We’re a nation in decline and then they do this stuff — and you see where the people are.” (RELATED: ‘Do Your Homework First’: Ramaswamy Blasts Asa Hutchinson Over Trump Indictment Comments)
Trump entered a plea of “not guilty” to all counts during his arraignment on Tuesday after Special Counsel Jack Smith secured a grand jury indictment on 37 counts as the result of an investigation into classified documents that were the subject of an Aug. 8, 2022 raid on Mar-a-Lago, the Florida estate Trump owns. The indictment was unsealed on Friday by the Justice Department, and included charges related to the Espionage Act, making false statements and “conspiracy to obstruct justice.”
Republican presidential candidates, including Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, have criticized the indictment. Ramaswamy called on other Republican presidential candidates to say whether or not they would pardon Trump during a Tuesday morning press conference in Miami, following a Monday announcement that he had filed a Freedom of Information Act request relating to communications between President Joe Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland and the special counsel.
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