Trump leaves Florida home, heads to New York to testify in Stormy Daniels case
The former president of the United States Donald Trump has left his mansion in Mar-a-Lago (Florida) on Monday. and arrived in New York, where he is scheduled to appear in court in Manhattan on Tuesday. The former president is accused of an alleged bribe to porn actress Stephanie Clifford, known as Stormy Daniels, to buy her silence before the 2016 election.
The former president landed at around 15.00 (21.00 hours in peninsular Spain), and. will be staying at Trump Towera source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN.
This trip to New York has generated commotion to the point that the mayor of the city, Eric Adams, has urged citizens to “continue with their usual activities”, although he has warned tourists that in the next hours may experience “some interruptions” in traffic. or closures of some streets.
Regarding possible demonstrations or protests, Adams has assured that the authorities. have no indications that “credible threats” could occur. to security. New York is the “home” of citizens, “not a playground in which to unleash anger,” he asserted. “We have the safest big city in America because we respect the rule of law,” he reiterated.
Trump was indicted on Thursday for the possible secret payment of $130,000. (more than 120,000 euros) to Clifford by the former president’s lawyer Michael Cohen. Trump has thus become the first former US president to be indicted, which could end his aspirations to return to the White House in the elections scheduled for 2024.
The former president released a statement following his indictment in which he. denounced “political persecution and electoral interference”.. “This has never been done before in our nation’s history,” he chided, while accusing “radical left-wing Democrats” of “a witch hunt to destroy the ‘Make America Great Again’ movement” and defending his innocence.
Although the majority of Americans are in favor of impeachment. according to a poll, from the campaign team of the former president, candidate for the 2024 elections, they have claimed to have raised up to five million dollars -almost 4.6 million euros- in donations in just 48 hours.