Former President Donald Trump frequently appears disconnected from the looming prospect of his indictment and is often absorbed in leisure activities at his Mar-a-Lago resort, reported The New York Times journalists Michael Bender and Maggie Haberman.
Citing several people who have spent time with Trump in the last few days, The Times reported that the former president was seen cruising around Mar-a-Lago in his golf cart.
In another recent instance, Trump took on the role of unofficial DJ at an evening party, playing “The Phantom of the Opera” and songs by the Rolling Stones from his handpicked Spotify playlists, The Times wrote.
Trump faces a possible indictment by a New York grand jury, as the Manhattan district attorney’s office investigates the hush-money case involving porn star Stormy Daniels.
He took to Truth Social on Saturday morning to claim without substantiation that he would be “arrested” on Tuesday. Contrary to Trump’s claim, he was neither arrested nor indicted on Tuesday.
The Times reported that Trump immediately went golfing after making the social media post, leaving his legal team to answer the public’s confusion.
After golfing on Saturday, Trump then flew to Oklahoma to watch collegiate wrestling, The Times reported. “He’s entirely focused on the wrestlers,” one staff member said, per the outlet.
On Tuesday evening, Trump posted a video of himself attending the wrestling matches over the weekend, where he shook hands and snapped photos with athletes.
His lawyer, Joe Tacopina, told Insider’s Jacob Shamsian on Tuesday that the former president is “going about business as usual, doing what he does” despite the threat of a criminal indictment.
Still, Trump has at least been partially involved in devising his legal playbook for the possible indictment, discussing the hush-money case every day last week, The Guardian reported.
The former president has been regularly raging on social media against Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg’s investigation, insisting that he’s committed “NO CRIME OF ANY KIND” and throwing insults at Bragg.
He’s asked supporters to sign a petition against his possible arrest — while asking them to donate money to his 2024 presidential campaign.
A representative for Trump did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment sent outside regular business hours.
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