As former President Donald Trump gears up to appear at the Miami federal courthouse on Tuesday following the indictment, he called on his supporters to remain peaceful if they plan on protesting his arrest. Miami authorities are expecting anywhere from 5,000 to 50,000 people to attend, including supporters and agitators.
“I hope the entire country is watching what the radical left are doing to America,” Trump said.
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Antifa has stated their intention to stage a direct action outside the courthouse where Trump will face charges, and encouraged attendees to wear masks to conceal their identities as they engage in criminal acts. During an interview with Roger Stone on Monday, President Trump encouraged people to protest, but only if they do so peacefully.
The former president insisted protests are necessary under President Biden’s current administration, stating the American people have “plenty to protest” about, and “we need strength in our country now.”
Trump expressed concern about the direction the country was heading in. He believes our country is being seized and moving towards communism and Marxism and acknowledged the majority of the people in the country did not hold such views, but that the individuals in power were responsible for this shift.
According to Trump, we have lost control over our borders, faith in the integrity of elections, and standing in the international community.
During the interview, he encouraged supporters to act in the same peaceful manner as when they protested Trump’s indictment in New York City outside of the Manhattan courthouse earlier this year.
The 45th president arrived at the Trump National Doral in Miami on Monday afternoon. Sidewalks were filled with people holding American flags as they showed their support for President Trump as his motorcade drove by. Miami Antifa called for a direct action outside of the courthouse on Tuesday to “celebrate” Trump’s indictment.
The domestic terror organization leader told members to wear masks and suggested carrying out acts of violence. With Trump stressing the importance of peaceful protest, the spotlight now shifts to whether the vast array of attendees will heed his call or if outside forces will provoke hostility and chaos.
As the event unfolds, all eyes remain fixed on Miami, awaiting the outcome of this pivotal day in American political history.