Ahead of former President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Waco, Texas, on Saturday, supporters offer their thoughts on his possible return to the White House. A protester also called for a “citizen arrest” of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg for his involvement in a possible indictment against the former president.
Trump is being investigated by Bragg’s office over allegations that he concealed a $130,000 “hush-money” payout ahead of the 2016 presidential election that his former attorney Michael Cohen made to adult film star Stephanie Clifford, better known by her stage name Stormy Daniels , had done. Attorney prosecutors have reportedly hinted that Trump’s indictment could be imminent, though they didn’t give an exact date.
The former president went to Truth Social last week and said he expects to be indicted on Tuesday. Trump has denied an affair with Clifford and any wrongdoing.
Speaking to Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN) in Waco on Saturday, one of Trump’s supporters said, “Arrest Alvin Bragg. Alvin Bragg pushes his limits. We the people demand the arrest of Alvin Bragg.”
“For crimes like treason, interfering with elections… obstruction of justice, and even lying to a grand jury. Trump did nothing wrong. We are here to support the greatest President of all time, Donald Trump,” the rallyer continued.
“You know you can make a citizen arrest in South Carolina. So if Alvin Bragg ever comes to South Carolina, arrest him!” added the unnamed Trump supporter.
Another duo of Trump supporters, also speaking to RSBN, expressed a bet that Trump would be reinstated as president despite losing the 2020 election. One supporter said: “I think he will definitely be elected if something doesn’t happen this year. I think he could be used at any time.”
Trump and many of his supporters continue to claim that the 2020 election was “rigged” or “stolen.” No evidence has surfaced to support this claim. Dozens of election challenges filed by Trump and his allies have failed in state and federal courts. Many high-profile Republican officials have consistently denied and fact-checked the false claims.
According to recent polls, the former president is currently the top candidate for the GOP’s 2024 presidential nomination. Trump announced his campaign in mid-November last year.
As President Trump prepares for his Waco campaign freeze, some are questioning the timing. Saturday’s rally coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Waco siege and a possible looming indictment from Bragg’s office.
While discussing what Trump’s campaign freeze should focus on, political analyst Craig Agranoff told Newsweek on Saturday, “He will likely focus on issues that resonate with his base, such as immigration, the economy and ‘law and order.’ He can also highlight his achievements during his tenure, such as tax cuts, deregulation and job creation.”
Agranoff continued, “It would [be] It’s wise to stay away from controversial or divisive issues that might anger some of his supporters or turn off potential voters. For example, he might want to avoid discussing issues like the January 6 riot, his ongoing legal challenges, or his recent bans on social media, but we know he’ll use this as an opportunity to portray how he’s a political The goal is for the Democrats to try and make a name for themselves and try to shake up his base on the pending indictments we hear about all the time.”
Agranoff concluded that Trump “could use this as a great opportunity to discuss his vision for the future of the country and how he plans to achieve his goals.”
Above left, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg speaks at a news conference following the hearing for the Trump Organization verdict hearing in the New York Supreme Court January 13 in New York City. Top right, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before his speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center March 4 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photos by Anna Moneymaker/Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)