Trump Blasts Trial As ’Sham’ Ahead Of Closing Arguments

Former President Donald Trump made a fierce statement in court ahead of closing arguments in his hush money trial. In remarks made to the media before he headed into the courtroom in Manhattan on Tuesday morning, Trump went all out against the case, calling it “a very dangerous day for America” and “a very sad day.”

“Make no mistake about it, I’m here because of crooked Joe Biden. The worst president in the history of our country, he’s destroying our country. This country is being destroyed rapidly, not slowly, rapidly. On the borders, on energy, on inflation, on everything you can name, Afghanistan removal. Everything about what he’s done, he’s destroying our country, and he’s also destroying it with weaponization. And this is purely is weaponization,” Trump stated.

The former president’s remarks come as the end draws near for the trial, in which he fights 34 counts of falsifying business records. Prosecutors allege that he falsified business records in order to conceal a payment of $130,000 to former adult film actress Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election. According to the charges against him, the payment made to Daniels was meant to cover up her claims of an alleged affair with Trump in 2006.

Trump has, however, denied any affair with Daniels and pleaded not guilty in the case.

Closing arguments in the case are expected to last all day on Tuesday and maybe spill to a part of Wednesday, according to presiding Judge Juan Merchan. Sometime this week, Merchan will also deliver instructions to the jury ahead of their deliberations and show them how to interpret the law in the case.

Trump’s attorney Alina Habba has expressed worry over this process, concerned that the judge would give the jurors instructions that are biased and against Trump.

“This judge is the judge that determines the jury instructions,” she told Fox News on Sunday.

“The jury instructions are the roadmap for non-attorneys and jurors to follow the law. It’s going to be critical and frankly, at this point, I have zero confidence in the fact that this person, who should not be sitting on the bench right now, will do the right thing and give jury instructions that are in an appropriate manner without any persuasion towards the prosecution,” she added.