Donald Trump, the former President of the United States, vowed Tuesday night to fight what he described as politically motivated charges against him of felonies related to "the most evil" and "heinous abuse of power in history."
Trump, who appeared in a Miami court earlier in the day to plead not guilty to the 37 felony counts, went on to declare that he is the only one who can save America from its current state of turmoil.
"I am the only one that can save this nation because you know, they're not coming after me, they're coming after you, and I just happen to be standing in their way," Trump said in a speech delivered after his court appearance at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, NJ.
The President's statement comes after the federal magistrate judge, Jonathan Goodman, allowed him to remain free without a bond.
Blaming the current administration for what he sees as a "witch hunt," Trump outlined his many grievances against the Biden administration, ranging from "corruption," to "the destruction of our elections, our borders, and our country itself."
Above all else, Trump is most angered with Special Counsel Jack Smith, who he called "deranged lunatic," claiming Smith has been on a "political hit job" mission to ruin people's lives.
The former President vowed to seek consequence for Smith and others should he "get re-elected," although some have questioned Trump's ability to do so while currently impugned.
"And when I'm re-elected, and we will get re-elected, we have no choice, we're not going to have a country anymore," Trump said. "I will totally obliterate the deep state."
The President also went on to list the many successes of his two-year term in office, and contrasted them with the "failings" of the Biden administration, criticising mass immigration and what he says is a lack of financial opportunities for the working class of America.
Trump's appearance in Miami, Florida concluded a dramatic saga that has unfolded since the November 2020 election, casting a cloud of uncertainty over the political stability of the US.
While Trump left without comment, his legal team argued his innocence, claiming that the charges were "uncharacteristically unspecific" and "based on a shallow factual record."
It is now up to the courts to decide whether or not Donald Trump will face the consequences of his alleged actions, and if so, whether or not he will be found guilty.
Jake Tapper asks the CNN control room to stop running footage of Trump visiting a Miami cafe right after his arraignment.
"I don’t need to see any more of that. He’s trying to turn it into a spectacle and into a campaign ad. That is enough of that. We’ve seen it already." pic.twitter.com/ivjTf5m2JV
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) June 13, 2023