Former President Trump’s arrival in New York City ahead of his expected arraignment has led to mixed reactions from Americans outside Trump Tower.
While some, like Alan from the Bronx, believe that the government is making a mistake and that the indictment will backfire, others, like Bill, believe that Trump will receive a fair trial and be convicted.
There are also conflicting opinions on whether the indictment is politically motivated or if justice needs to be served. Taysha from New York thinks that the focus should be on other crimes, while Rick, a 34-year New Yorker, believes that Trump is guilty and won’t get a fair trial anywhere.
Trump is expected to plead not guilty to charges related to hush money payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016. Despite the charges, Trump denies having sexual relations with Daniels and falsifying business records to conceal the payment.