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Trump: “Our country is going to hell”

The former president of the United States Donald Trump has insisted on his innocence during a speech at his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, his first public allegations after pleading not guilty to 34 charges in the framework of the alleged bribery of the actress. of porn film Stormy Daniels, assuring that “our country is going to hell”.

With this sentence, he began his statements in a luxurious room inside his mansion, surrounded by hundreds of supporters – more than 200 according to CNN – dressed in ‘merchandising’ of the former president, to whom he shook hands between songs of “United States!”, with the presence of his children, whom he has thanked for their support, and several Republican congressmen who openly support him, such as Marjorie Taylor Greene.

“The only crime I have committed has been to fearlessly defend our nation from those who seek to destroy it,” the president insisted, in front of a podium with information on how to donate to his electoral campaign, before numerous American flags and with another hooked on the lapel of the blue suit with white shirt and red tie that has become his ‘uniform’.

“I never thought that any of this could happen in the United States,” he assured, focusing during his speech on the lack of basis of the accusations for which he is accused.

“(The case) should be dropped immediately. Everyone, my lawyers, everyone, says ‘there is nothing here’, there is no case!” He reiterated.

He has also criticized the current president, Joe Biden, for wanting to hide his own problems with the law -he has spoken about the documents found at his residence-, and has insisted on his thesis of electoral fraud in the 2020 elections, but he He has focused especially on criticizing the judge, Juan Merchan, and the Manhattan district attorney, Andy Bragg.

“I have a judge who hates Trump, who has a wife who hates Trump,” he denounced, insisting on the idea that Bragg is fixated on “pursuing Trump” and that the prosecutor himself should “be charged or at least resign “.

Likewise, he has also had words for the international situation, mentioning that under his mandate, “Russia invading Ukraine” would never have happened.

“There is a great dark cloud over our country, but I have no doubt that we will make America great again,” the former president finished, in a 25-minute speech interrupted numerous times by the applause and cheers of his supporters, or the boos every time he mentioned Biden, the Democrats and, especially, those charged with taking his case.

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