Trump jets off to Georgia to continue 2024 campaign ahead of Tuesday's court ... trends now
Trump has made a few social media posts on Truth Social responding to the charges – the latest coming just hours before he was due on stage at the GOP Convention in Georgia, where he is expected to directly address the federal charges in a speech.
The DOJ hit Trump with the indictment Friday in the case involving the former president's handling of classified documents.
He said he would 'of course' plead not guilty to the charges - including conspiracy and classified documents retention - when he appears in a Miami court on Tuesday afternoon in his second arraignment in three months.
'AMERICA WENT TO SLEEP LAST NIGHT WITH TEARS IN ITS EYES,' Trump posted in all capital letters on Saturday morning.
Donald Trump waves and holds up a fist as he boards his airplane for Georgia's GOP convention, where he will deliver his first remarks since the Justice Department levied 37 counts against him
He continued in the post: 'SOMEDAY SOON, HOWEVER, IT WILL BE ABLE TO WIPE AWAY THOSE TEARS AND SMILE, BIGGER THAN EVER BEFORE, FOR WE WILL HAVE DEFEATED THE RADICAL LEFT MARXISTS, FASCISTS, COMMUNISTS, LUNATICS, & DERANGED MANIACS, & CLEARED THE PATH TO PUT AMERICA FIRST & THEN, QUICKLY, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!'
Trump raged at the 'corrupt Biden Administration' and accused them of election interference in a video posted from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey just minutes after news broke of the indictment on Friday.
The former president has posted a slew of other material to his social media page, including a video mocking President Joe Biden's recent fall.
Trump is looking to bring focus to his 2024 presidential campaign, which will continue with stops at state GOP conventions in Georgia and North Carolina on Saturday.
The former Apprentice host was indicted on federal charges, including obstruction and a violation of the Espionage Act over the classified documents he took to his Florida estate Mar-a-Lago after leaving the White House.
The 49-page indictment against Trump was unsealed on Friday and accuses him of mishandling classified documents after leaving office in 2021, as well as obstruction of justice
Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, often floating as a running mate for Trump, is joining the former president on Trump Force One as they head to her home state for the GOP convention
He has been hit with 37 counts by the DOJ and has made him the first former president to face federal charges.
Trump took to his social media platform over the weekend to make fun of Biden's recent fall during an Air Force Academy graduation ceremony on June 1.
He posted a video of himself striking a golf ball, which was edited to hit Biden at the exact moment the octogenarian president fell to the stage floor at the commencement in Colorado earlier this month.
Trump shared the clip with his 5.8 million followers on Truth Social and it was liked more than 10,000 times.
It shows him striking a ball on the golf course before it pans to Biden on stage. In the edit, it hits him on the back of the head and sends him tumbling.
He captioned the video 'Fore,' which is a golf term used to warn those standing near the flight of a golf ball.
Trump, who is yet to speak publicly about the indictment,