Donald Trump made history again today when he became the first-ever U.S. president to be criminally indicted over that $130,000 hush money payment he allegedly made to Stormy Daniels back in 2016. Congratulations, Don!
Per the AP:
A lawyer for Donald Trump said Thursday he’s been told that the former president has been indicted in New York on charges involving payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter.
It becomes the first ever criminal case against a former U.S. president and a jolt to Trump’s bid to retake the White House in 2024.
Joe Tacopina, a lawyer for Trump, told The Associated Press he had been told that a grand jury that had been meeting for months voted to indict Trump. The specific charges were not immediately made public.
Trump, who has denied any wrongdoing and has attacked the investigation, was expected to surrender to authorities next week, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss a matter that remained under seal.
Perhaps nobody’s happier about this news than the one-term, twice-impeached ex-president’s arch-nemesis Rosie O’Donnell.
The 61-year-old funny lady, who just launched a new podcast this week, wasted no time posting about it on TikTok, with a 22-second video collage of her original Trump-inspired artwork set to the song “Edamame” by bbno$ & Rich Brian.
The well-documented beef between O’Donnell and Trump dates back to her days as a co-host on The View when he called her “a real loser,” “fat,” and “a woman out of control” for criticizing then-Miss USA Tara Conner. Since then, he’s publicly attacked her several other times, often unprovoked, including during the first Republican primary debate in 2015.
After all these years, it appears Rosie has finally–finally!–gotten the last laugh.
Here’s what others are saying about Trump’s indictment on Twitter (where, BTW, he is the only U.S. president ever banned from the platform. Another unique distinction!)…
While you’re here, check out the official music video for the song “Edamame” that O’Donnell featured in her TikTok video…
March 30, 2023, 6:27 p.m. ET17 minutes ago
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Mr. Trump has been keeping a relatively normal schedule at Mar-a-Lago over recent weeks, dining with guests at the club, playing golf and telling nearly anyone he spoke to what a good mood he was in and how he believed the Bragg case had fallen apart.
I’ve had a lot of good news this year, but Failure 45’s indictment is the cherry on top!
For some reason, I slept really well last night!
Yes, and me too!
Can’t wait to see the muthafukka’s mugshot!
In a straight jacket.
in handcuffs!!!! that would just make my day.
And in leg cuffs on a flying trapeze.
Satire from The Borowitz Report
Kari Lake Livid That She Has Not Been Indicted
By Andy Borowitz
March 31, 2023
He won’t get jail time. Probably not even a fine. Maybe probation..there is a trial coming for other crimes .you know it will be stretched out to 4 -8 months..he can STILL run again.i was hoping they would rule he can’t run.for anything even.dog catcher for the rest of his life…all tv news and the online making more of this than what’s gonna happen…I’d like to see them.come down on.him hard..but. I don’t see much happening
Lots of firsts with Trump. First President to be impeached TWICE! First President to refuse to accept defeat. First President to lie his way through office and now first President to be indicted. Not the kind of firsts you’d think someone wants to go down in history being the first.
Karma!!! you go Rosie O’Donnell you have a show he does not, LOL his name calling has turned on him LOL