2024 Rival Defends Trump

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Former President Donald Trump’s fellow GOP presidential candidate, Vivek Ramaswamy, defended Trump against a potential indictment Trump claimed would occur on Tuesday, saying it was “un-American” to arrest a former President.

Taking to Twitter after Trump’s post announcing he could possibly be indicted on Tuesday (March 21) went viral, Ramaswamy noted it is “un-American for the ruling party to use police power to arrest its political rivals.”

The GOP presidential candidate referenced 2004 Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry’s campaign finance scandal, explaining that if a Republican prosecutor used a”campaign finance technicality” to arrest Kerry while then-President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were in the White House, Democrats would cry foul “and rightly so.”

The entrepreneur continued that the indictment would “mark a dark moment in American history,” explaining such a move would “undermine public trust in our electoral system.

Ramaswamy then called on the Manhattan District Attorney to “reconsider” arresting Trump and set aside “partisan politics” to preserve our “Constitutional republic.”

Reports surfaced about the Manhattan district attorney indicting the former President regarding an alleged hush money payment to Stormy Daniels, an adult film star who alleges she had an affair with the then-Presidential candidate.

Reports referenced the District Attorney’s invitation to Trump to testify before the grand jury investigating the payment as proof an indictment was imminent.

Daniels was paid $130,000 by Trump’s then-attorney Michael Cohen before the 2016 presidential election, a hush money payment to prevent her from going public with the alleged affair.

Trump then allegedly reimbursed Cohen in installments.