Former President Donald Trump recently predicted that his legal troubles, including the two criminal indictment brought against him by the Department of Justice, would ultimately backfire on Democrats and lead to his reelection as commander-in-chief in a Wednesday morning Truth Social screed via Mediaite.
“I’m 12 Points up on Crooked Joe Biden – But he’s got the Justice Department and others suing me wherever and whenever possible – WEAPONIZATION, it’s called, and maybe that can make a difference,” began Trump.
This has never been done on this scale before, not in our Country, but it opens up a very big and dangerous Pandora’s Box. Joe Biden should stop his Election Interfering Thugs before it is too late for him and the rest of the Country. As the leader of the Opposition Party, I should not be forced to campaign from inside a courthouse, which is very doable, but not very Democratic or convenient. This is where they want me to spend my time and money, but is not the way our system is supposed to work. If they filed these cases years ago, which they could have, this would not be a problem. But they want it to be a problem because they are BAD! Voters have, and will, reject it. To ALL Democrats, be careful what you wish for. God Bless America!
It remains to be seen whether the four slates of criminal charges: One for falsification of business records, one for mishandling of classified information, and two pertaining to his role in attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
While it is yet to be seen how Trump’s time in the courtroom will affect his general election prospects, it is inarguable that they have helped secure his position in the Republican primary.
On March 29, one day before Trump was indicted in the business records case in New York, he had the support of just 45.7% of primary voters and an increasingly small lead over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis according to the RealClearPolitics polling average. A week and change after the indictment was handed down, Trump was suddenly above 50% and doubling up DeSantis. The former president presently leads Biden in surveys testing a hypothetical rematch between the two by more than 2%.