Commonwealth Policy Center

Former President Trump could be indicted in New York for allegedly falsifying business records that were related to a “hush payment” during his 2016 presidential campaign. This hush payment allegedly went to women who accused him of sexual encounters, most notably to the porn star Stormy Daniels. President Trump has threatened “death and destruction” if he is criminally charged. He called the New York legal team “human scum” on Truth Social. And he posted a picture of himself holding a baseball bat next to the head of the leading Manhattan District Attorney. Even if this is a witch hunt, as some are charging, is this the kind of response becoming a former president? And what message is he sending to those who might disagree with legal proceedings?