FORMER President Donald Trump has claimed that he will be arrested in the following days and has asked his supporters to protest his predicted indictment.
In a post to Truth Social on Saturday, Trump said he expects the arrest to happen on Tuesday.
Using only capital letters, he wrote: “The far & away leading Republican candidate & former President of the United States of America, will be arrested on Tuesday of next week.”
The former president wrote that he based his prediction on “now illegal leaks from a corrupt & highly political Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.”
He criticized New York County district attorney Alvin Bragg for having “allowed new records to be set in violent crime” while claiming that Bragg is “funded by George Soros.”
George Soros is a Hungarian American billionaire who has donated extensively to philanthropic causes. He is not involved in the case.
Trump said that his expected arrest is “based on an old & fully debunked (by numerous other prosecutors!) fairytale.”
He then asked his followers to “protest, take our nation back!”
The New York County district attorney’s office told The U.S. Sun they had no comment.
Law enforcement officials are currently discussing security measures in case Trump travels to New York to face charges in connection with an alleged hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, five senior officials familiar with the talks told WNBC.
The security planning is precautionary because no charges have been filed, the officials said.
In 2018, Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen told prosecutors that he paid Daniels $130,000 before the 2016 presidential election.
The money was reportedly used to silence Daniels’ claims that she had an alleged sexual encounter with Trump.
Trump has denied having an affair with Daniels.
Prosecutors are investigating whether the payment violated campaign finance law.
2024 PRESIDENTAL RUN
Trump announced the first rally for his presidential campaign shortly after making a surprising return to Facebook on Friday.
The former president said: “I’M BACK!” on the social media site where he was banned for two years as he prepares for a third shot at taking back the White House.
The first rally will be held in Waco, Texas on March 25 at 5pm.
“It is undisputed that Texas is Trump Country after electing 37 Trump Endorsed Candidates and recent polling among Texas primary voters,” a statement announcing the rally says.
It came after Trump celebrated his return to Facebook with a short clip of himself from 2016 when he was elected president of the United States.
“Sorry to keep you waiting, complicated business,” he tells a crowded room of MAGA supporters in the footage.
The video then cuts to a message endorsing his 2024 presidential campaign with the statement: “TRUMP Make America Great Again: 2024.”
The former president captioned the post: “I’M BACK!”
Meta reinstated Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts in early February after he was booted off the social media platforms following the deadly Capitol Hill riot in 2021.
In a statement announcing Trump’s impending return, Nick Clegg, Meta‘s president of global affairs, said: “In the event that Mr. Trump posts further violating content, the content will be removed and he will be suspended for between one month and two years, depending on the severity of the violation.”
The company said it is adding new guardrails to ensure there are no repeat offenders who violate its rules.