What was America thinking as Donald Trump was arraigned on criminal charges? New Yorkers weigh in
Americans react outside Trump Tower to former President Trump’s indictment as he arrives in New York City ahead of his expected arraignment.
“I think the government is messing around, and they think it’s going to help keep Trump from getting re-elected,” said Alan, from the Bronx. “I think it’s going to backfire.”
But Bill supported the accusation.
“Yes, he will get a fair trial without any doubt,” he said. “He’s going to be convicted. I don’t think he’s going to do any time in prison but being convicted is fine, and he’s not going to win re-election.”
“I think it’s unfair,” said Taysha, from New York. “Crime is up, murder is up, carjacking – all crime is up but this is the thing [Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg] focus?”
“I’d rather you focus on people pushing people on the subway, knocking people over,” he added.
Rick, a 34-year-old New Yorker, sided with Bragg.
“According to Trump, he won’t get a fair trial anywhere,” he said “He’s guilty as hell. He knows he’s guilty.”