Trump was laughing and joking with his supporters the night before he was set to be indicted in Miami on numerous counts related to his handling of classified documents the FBI claims to have found in his Mar-a-Lago residence, and CNN wasn’t having it. In fact, a reporter CNN brought on to discuss the situation was shocked and seemingly upset when describing how little Trump seemed to care.
Introducing the issue, CNN’s Erin Burnett noted that Trump was about to be indicted and then asked what Trump was up to, saying, “The former president, he is at his resort in South Florida tonight, just hours away from being criminally arraigned on 37 counts, criminal counts related to his handling of classified documents dissemination of those documents, retention and obstruction. Randi Kaye is out front live from Florida and Randy, what is Trump doing on the eve of this court appearance which any lawyer will tell you should now be the single most important thing in his life?”
Randi Kaye, CNN’s correspondent by Mar-a-Lago, then appeared on air and began by describing what Trump had been up to in the afternoon, saying that Trump had met with his son Eric, a gaggle of lawyers, and a number of other people in his entourage in the mid-afternoon and then didn’t appear again until evening.
“Absolutely, Erin, he arrived here at his resort in Doral, Florida about 3:00, 3:30 this afternoon or so. He went upstairs with his son and his team of lawyers and the rest of his entourage and we hadn’t seen him until just about seven o’clock where I can show you this video that I just got of him in the lobby coming down the elevator to go to dinner with many in his team at the restaurant in in the Doral Resort. His son Eric had gone in there about a half an hour before with a bunch of individuals. He was obviously meeting him,” Kaye said.
That’s when Kaye got to the part where she was coping and seething while describing Trump’s apparent lack of interest or caring about the indictment when he interacted with his supporters and instead took pictures with them while talking with them about their lives, showing interest in them.
“And there were a lot of people outside the restaurant, many of whom were fans, they were shouting to him. Mr. President, Mr. President, ‘we’re with you. We stand by you. We love you. How do you feel about tomorrow?’ He did some thumbs up action with the rest of them. And then he stopped. Some people said, ‘Can we take some pictures with you?’ And Erin, he actually paused and took some pictures with some people, listened to what they did for a living,” Kaye said, ignoring that perhaps his ability to cordon off negative things and interact with his faithful supporters is why he’s still so popular with them.
Wrapping up her report, Kaye seemed upset and astonished that Trump was in such cheery spirits when with his supporters, obviously wanting him to have been depressed, upset, and not a good leader when he met with them. She said:
“And then he went on his way to the back room of the restaurant, where he was going to dine with his family, with his son Eric and the rest of his team. But it was interesting just to see he seemed to be in good spirits earlier in the day, he seemed a bit somber said to everybody, how are you doing but was much more much quieter. And this time around? He was cheery and taking pictures and had a very confident air about him on the eve of what is going to be a very, very critical day for Mr. Trump.”
CNN reporter fights back TEARS after Trump ignores Biden's phony indictment night before arraignment to take pictures and LAUGH with supporters🤣
— Danny De Urbina (@dannydeurbina) June 13, 2023
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