Former President Donald Trump has been indicted by left-wing Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, but Governor Ron DeSantis is not taking this lying down. At a recent fundraiser in Garden City, N.Y., the popular Republican governor, who is seen as Trump’s biggest potential rival for the 2024 GOP nominee, defended Trump and criticized Bragg.
According to ADN America, DeSantis called Bragg “a menace to society” and a threat to democratic government. He also said that Bragg is all about politics and that he does not want people to be in jail. DeSantis further criticized the flimsy indictment against Trump and said that Bragg is doing politics, not following the rule of law.
DeSantis received a standing ovation from the attendees, according to The New York Post. During his speech, the governor avoided any direct mention of Trump, but he did criticize President Joe Biden, who he described as weak and floundering.
Trump, who is considered a leading candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, is scheduled to appear for arraignment in New York City on Tuesday. The details of the indictment have not been made public, but it is expected to be related to Trump’s alleged involvement in the 2016 hush money scandal.