After the Trump indictment, the former U.S. President announced that he will deliver a speech in Florida on April 4. Reports say the date is the same day Trump is expected to appear for his arraignment.A few hours after the Trump indictment in New York, the former U.S. President announced that he will deliver a speech in his home in Florida on April 4. A statement released by Trump on April 2 read that he will speak at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach at 8:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time.
According to Lee, the schedule of the speech will immediately come after Trump’s schedule to appear in Manhattan for his arraignment on April 4 at 2:15 p.m. Nonetheless, the process of the arraignment is expected not to take more than an hour.
Speech About Trump Indictment
An article on Reuters states that Acting Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan of Manhattan may most likely include a gag order that would prevent the former U.S. President from discussing the Trump indictment in public. Merchan is expected to supervise the arraignment and plans to put conditions on Trump’s release after the proceedings.
In addition, former federal prosecutor Duncan Levin stated that there will be limitations on what Trump will be able to say that may hinder his intention to capitalize on the case. This is because Trump will be treated as a criminal defendant and rules will no longer be in his domain.