Leftists gathered this week in Boston to celebrate the indictment of President Donald Trump, as similar demonstrations of glee at the further erosion of the American rule of law spread quickly through corporate media outlets and late-night talk shows. The Boson crowd, who called their gathering the “Not Above the Law” event, reveled in the fact that Trump is now facing more than 30 alleged violations, the first time in U.S. history that a president has faced criminal charges.
Former Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) suggested in a statement that turns the Constitution on its head that Trump is guilty of these charges and must prove his innocence. Under American law, those charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty of criminal allegations in court.
The Manhattan indictment follows years of leftist legal harassment of President Trump, which have included impeachment trials and the infamous “no collusion” Mueller Report.
Trump responded to the indictment on his Truth Social platform, claiming it was “Political Persecution and Election Interference at the highest level in history.” He also expressed his belief that the “witch-hunt” would backfire massively on Joe Biden and the Democratic Party.
Whoopi on The View this morning celebrating news of Trump’s indictment. pic.twitter.com/AwJ2tgkJRo
— LivePDDave 🇺🇸 (@LivePDDave1) March 31, 2023
Late-night hosts such as Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel celebrated the occasion on their respective shows, with Colbert even serving ice cream to his audience. These displays of jubilation over the indictment not only underscore the immaturity of the leftists but also showcase their eagerness to see Trump brought down by any means necessary.
The news of Trump’s indictment has drawn intense reactions from conservative and liberal media personalities. While left-wing users have largely praised the news, conservatives have criticized the announcement. Some even suggest it could be a political win for Trump.
Bragg literally refuses to enforce whole areas of the law, so he's the worst possible representative for the argument that all possible crimes should always be prosecuted. (And that's aside for how the law has to be bent to make this a state-law crime.) https://t.co/rouARHlKvy
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) March 30, 2023
Fox News contributor Joe Concha described the case as a “joke.” At the same time, National Review senior writer Dan McLaughlin criticized Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg for refusing to enforce whole areas of New York law.
The Washington Post’s editorial board published an article titled “The Trump indictment is a poor test case for prosecuting a former president,” expressing concern and caution about the charges brought against Trump.
The indictment against Trump currently remains sealed until his formal arraignment next week. Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg previously investigated Trump for possible fraud and campaign finance violations.
The celebrations and immature reactions from the left following the indictment highlight their desperation to bring down Trump at any cost.