Well, here’s how Trump is reacting to his impending arraignment in Manhattan.
On his personal account on his knock-off social media site Truth Social, Trump ranted on Monday that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg should indict himself, which, of course, is not really how it works. “Wow! District Attorney Bragg just illegally LEAKED the various points, and complete information, on the pathetic Indictment against me,” Trump said as reporting that revealed further details from what was then his soon-to-be unveiled indictment began to circulate. “I know the reporter and so, unfortunately, does he. This means that he MUST BE IMMEDIATELY INDICTED. Now, if he wants to really clean up his reputation, he will do the honorable thing and, as District Attorney, INDICT HIMSELF. He will go down in Judicial history, and his Trump Hating wife will be, I am sure, very proud of him!”
The actual source of details included in that report that enraged Trump is unclear, and there’s certainly no indication that Bragg was somehow personally involved in the responsible reporter getting that information. What came out was that 34 felony counts were allegedly included in the indictment against Trump approved last week by a grand jury operating in Manhattan. The charges, indications revealed, are connected to the hush money given to Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 presidential election. At just after 11:00 p.m. on the East Coast, Trump also turned to complain about information recently made available in reporting from The Washington Post about the progress of a classified documents investigation led by Special Counsel Jack Smith — a probe it seems is uncovering evidence Trump personally went through relevant storage boxes after a federal subpoena for classified documents he had, suggesting he committed obstruction.