Former President Donald Trump attended the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division I wrestling championship on Saturday.
The Tulsa, Oklahoma audience in attendance gave the former president a raucous show of support amidst widespread reports Trump is about to be indicted and arrested.
Donald Trump is greeted with applause from the crowd at the NCAA Wrestling Championship in Tulsa
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) March 19, 2023
Donald Trump’s support from the wrestling community was broadly noted.
President @realDonaldTrump is welcomed to cheers at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma this evening. pic.twitter.com/A0BGViNuyU
— Steak for Breakfast (@SteakforPodcast) March 19, 2023
“Trump knows his public,” podcaster Jeremy Ryan Slate noted. “Trump voters wrestle. I wrestled, hence I voted for Trump.”
President Donald Trump at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma today. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/kKE6qWVGHi
— I Meme Therefore I Am 🇺🇸 (@ImMeme0) March 19, 2023
There were other shows of public support, as audience members stopped to shake the former president’s hand.
Big cheers for President Trump as he enters the NCAA wrestling championship.
Many people stopped to shake the president's hand.pic.twitter.com/kA6ddLMEvT
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) March 19, 2023
Prior to his attendance at the wrestling tournament, Donald Trump had spent the day at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach. Trump was spotted on Saturday boarding the Boeing 757 that is branded as his plane.
It was the first public sighting of the former commander-in-chief reported that a leak in the Manhattan District Attorney’s audience indicated that he is about to be indicted and arrested.
Trump announced on Saturday that “ILLEGAL LEAKS” from Bragg’s office suggested he would be arrested Tuesday:
NOW ILLEGAL LEAKS FROM A CORRUPT & HIGHLY POLITICAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE, WHICH HAS ALLOWED NEW RECORDS TO BE SET IN VIOLENT CRIME & WHOSE LEADER IS FUNDED BY GEORGE SOROS, INDICATE THAT, WITH NO CRIME BEING ABLE TO BE PROVEN, & BASED ON AN OLD & FULLY DEBUNKED (BY NUMEROUS OTHER PROSECUTORS!) FAIRYTALE, THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!
Bragg is allegedly preparing to indict the GOP presidential candidate “for alleged hush money payments Trump made as a presidential candidate in 2016” to pornstar Stormy Daniels, as Fox News reported.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has come to the defense of Donald Trump amid reports of a potential indictment by the Manhattan D.A.
“Here we go again — an outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk as he pursues political vengeance against President Trump,” McCarthy said on Twitter.
The House Speaker said, “I’m directing relevant committees to immediately investigate if federal funds are being used to subvert our democracy by interfering in elections with politically motivated prosecutions.”
On Saturday, Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg, a Soros-backed district attorney, responded to reports about pushback against his office’s expected arrest of the former president. The D.A.’s email was reported by Breanna Morello.
“Please know that your safety is our top priority,” Bragg said. “We have full confidence in our outstanding security staff and investigators, along with our great OCA and NYPD colleagues, and will continue to coordinate with all of them. We do not tolerate attempts to intimidate our office or threaten the rule of law in New York.”
Oklahomans are certainly a long way away from Manhattan, New York. And they made their voices heard on Saturday about their views of the former president.
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