Yes, all that fundraising and fleecing from trailer park Trump supporters was apparently necessary (via PIQ/Reuters):
Trump hit with criminal charges in New York, a first for a US ex-president -New York Times
NEW YORK (Reuters via PiQSuite.com/Suite) – Donald Trump has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury after a probe into hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels, becoming the first former U.S. president to face criminal charges even as he makes another run for the White House, the New York Times reported on Thursday.
The charges, arising from an investigation led by Democratic Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, could reshape the 2024 presidential race. Trump previously said he would continue campaigning for the Republican Party’s nomination if charged with a crime.
While the media, social media, and insane people will make a big deal, it’s going to end up being one of two things or possibly both:
- A huge fundraising event for Trump.
- A nothingburger.
In other words, it’s all for public consumption at a point in the election cycle where no one cares.