Mehdi Hasan of MSNBC admitted that some people saw the indictment of Donald Trump by a grand jury in Manhattan as crossing a “rubicon been crossed when it comes to dealing with former presidents” but he went on to describe what was “truly startling” about it.
“What’s shocking is not that a former president has been indicted. What’s really shocking is that, after all these years, Donald Trump will finally see the inside of a courtroom,” Hasan said during his monologue on Sunday.
After being indicted on Thursday, Trump is scheduled to arrive in New York City on Monday for his arraignment on Friday. Hasan gave a speech to journalists reporting Trump’s indictment for his role in a 2016 hush money payment shortly before Trump’s court appearance.
“We’ve got our entire framing of this indictment wrong, in fact, our entire approach to this indictment is missing the forest for the trees,” Hasan said.
″Because you know what’s really shocking and unprecedented? Not the indictment of a former president for a single crime but the sheer number of crimes that this former president is currently being investigated for.”
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The MSNBC host then went on to highlight Trump’s “unprecedented” number of legal cases.
“Rather than focusing on how no former president has been indicted before and thereby playing into his and his supporters’ game in the process, we should be focusing on how no former president has been accused of the sheer number of crimes he’s been accused of,” Trump said.
"What's shocking is not that a former president has been indicted. What's really shocking is that, after all these years, Donald Trump will *finally* see the inside of a courtroom."
My @MSNBC monologue on how we need to reframe the Trump indictment story:pic.twitter.com/LkRi8Cp3gN
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) April 3, 2023
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