The fate of the former president of the United States, Donald Trump, continues to hang in the balance. Just this morning the grand jury in New York tabled the president’s possible indictment and arrest, meaning it’ll be a while longer before the public learns the full truth about Trump’s alleged hush money to adult entertainment star Stormy Daniels in 2016.
Nevertheless, Trump continues to claim his innocence. Hours before the news of the grand jury’s postponement hit the press, Trump clickety-clacked on his Truth Social account with ardent proclamations that everyone, “even the so-called haters” think he’s innocent. In his mind, there is “NO CRIME HERE!”
Trump corroborated his supposed innocence with a version of “proof” that only he could whip up: reading articles, watching shows, and apparently having conversations with people outside his camp of supporters.
“Every article I read, every show I watch, even the so-called Haters say that ‘President Trump did nothing wrong, there is NO CRIME HERE!’”
Since Trump’s literacy is questionable and he historically only reads propaganda that paints him in a positive light, one must wonder exactly what articles the former Home Alone actor is reading. Twitter posts? Truth Social comments? Fox News? QAnon blogs?
As for speaking with his “so-called Haters” — taking in the opinion of Republicans who you’ve fallen out of favor with but nevertheless consider your Stormy Daniels debacle unworthy of an indictment is not the same as a blanket statement of innocence from the American people.
In fact, half of Americans believe Trump is guilty of paying Daniels hush money to silence her during his 2016 presidential campaign. In a two-day poll conducted by Reuters/Ipsos, seventy percent of respondents — half of which were Republicans — believe the allegations. 62 percent of those respondents, a third of which were Republicans, even believe Trump committed fraud by falsifying business records.
So, whoever these “so-called Haters” are that Trump claims to have spoken with remains as unclear as his alleged affair with Daniels. Which is too bad — he was really looking forward to being paraded through the streets in handcuffs. What is clear, however, is that the unwavering support the former TV personality once had has officially begun to wane.