During the March 31 episode of "Right Now with Ann Vandersteel" on Brighteon.TV, Ann Vandersteel shared that Trump was hit with 34 felony counts of business fraud after a Manhattan grand jury voted to indict him. (Related: Manhattan grand jury votes to INDICT Donald Trump.)
The show host said Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office had contacted Trump's attorney on Thursday, March 30, to coordinate the former president's surrender.
"Donald Trump, he is the first ex-President to ever be charged with a crime. Trump has been accused of paying porn star Stormy Daniels hush payments through his then-lawyer Michael Cohen in a scheme to silence her and stop the story about their alleged affair," said Vandersteel, adding that Cohen had admitted he paid Daniels with his own money.
Taylor Budowich, the CEO of Make America Great Again Inc., released a statement after the Trump indictment.
"This is not an indictment of a crime – there was no crime – instead, this news is the indictment of a failed nation. President Trump is promising to peacefully end the war in Ukraine, dismantle the Deep State, and save our country by putting America first," Budowich said in the statement.
"For that, the political elites and power brokers have weaponized government to try and stop him. They will fail. He will be re-elected in the greatest landslide in American history, and together, we will Make America Great Again."
Vandersteel said there is no chance Trump will take a plea deal, according to his defense lawyer, Joe Tacopina, who said the former president won't negotiate with the Manhattan DA because there is no crime.
"Zero. President Trump will not take a plea deal in this case. It's not going to happen, there's no crime," Tacopina said.
Trump wasted no time to put out his own statement regarding the indictment. In his statement, Trump noted that the indictment is "political persecution and the election interference at the highest level in history" and "the Radical Left Democrats – the enemy of the hardworking men and women of this country – had been engaged in a witch hunt to destroy the Make America Great Again movement."
The former president added that "never before in our nation's history has this been done" and he also said that "Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, who was handpicked and funded by George Soros, is a disgrace for failing to stop the unprecedented crime wave taking over New York City.
He went on to say that Bragg was "doing Joe Biden's dirty work" while ignoring the murders, burglaries and assaults he should be focused on.
Trump ended his statement by saying he believes the "witch hunt will backfire massively on Joe Biden."
"The American people realize exactly what the Radical Left Democrats are doing here. Everyone can see it. So, our movement, our party – united and strong – will defeat Alvin Bragg and then we will defeat Joe Biden. We're going to throw every last one of those crooked Democrats out of office so we can Make America Great Again," Trump said.
Vandersteel had spoken to Annie Marie Delgado, Trump's 2016 Florida State Director of Grassroots and Coalitions. Delgado said Bragg is handing Trump the presidency in 2024 and the witch hunt against the former president will surely backfire.
"They not only indicted former President Donald J. Trump. They indicted millions and millions of Americans. This will surely only make us more united and stronger and take back our country from the grips of the evil that persists," said Delgado, who called on Americans to stay calm and let Trump's legal team do their job.
Delgado warned Americans not to fall into the democratic trap and they must stay focused on cleaning up America's election system so that fair elections can happen in 2024.
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Watch the March 31 episode of "Right Now with Ann Vandersteel" below. "Right Now with Ann Vandersteel" airs weekdays at 8 p.m. on Brighteon.TV.