On Tuesday night, Donald Trump responded to his 37 felony counts at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, after turning himself into authorities in Miami.
Along with his plea of not guilty, the former president claimed he was the only one who could save America.
Following his appearance before federal Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman in the Southern District of Florida, Trump pleaded not guilty to 37 felony counts. These charges include retaining national defense information, obstructing the investigation, and lying to prosecutors in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation.
During a speech to his supporters, Trump claimed that his arrest was a severe abuse of power and the worst in the country’s history. He also accused President Joe Biden of being the most corrupt president in the history of the United States.
Trump claimed that he was charged unfairly under the Espionage Act and that the issue relates to the Presidential Records Act, which would exonerate him.
The ex-president mentioned instances of wrongdoing and possibly illegal behavior by other politicians, such as Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and Biden, who were not charged.
Trump criticized Biden for investigating his possession of classified material and the allegation that he received a $5 million bribe from a Ukrainian executive during his time as vice president under Obama.
During his speech, Trump criticized Smith, calling him a “deranged lunatic” who carries out “political hit jobs” and destroys people’s lives.
At the end of his speech, Trump highlighted his policy accomplishments and criticized the Biden administration’s shortcomings.
Trump pledged to designate a special counsel to pursue their political adversaries if they secure the Republican Party nomination and triumph in the general election due to the supposed breach caused by their actions.
In addition to saying he is the only candidate that can “save America, “ Trump reiterated that the swamp is not coming after him, “they’re coming after you.” He said he just happened to be standing in their way.