There will no longer be a press conference taking place in Bedminster, New Jersey next week, President Donald Trump announced on Thursday, just days after he revealed that he would be presenting an “irrefutable report” to the press centered on “Presidential Election Fraud” that allegedly took place in Georgia in 2020.
Trump explained on Truth Social:
“Rather than releasing the Report on the Rigged & Stolen Georgia 2020 Presidential Election on Monday, my lawyers would prefer putting this, I believe, Irrefutable & Overwhelming evidence of Election Fraud & Irregularities in formal Legal Filings as we fight to dismiss this disgraceful Indictment by a publicity & campaign finance seeking D.A., who sadly presides over a record breaking Murder & Violent Crime area, Atlanta.”
Trump’s original announcement regarding a potential presser at his home in Bedminster came after he was indicted on Monday by District Attorney Fani Willis, who charged him with 41 counts related to an ongoing Georgia probe centered on phone calls that the president made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in 2020.
Trump said that, based on the advice of his lawyers, “the News Conference is no longer necessary!”
Previously, the president said that he would present a “Large, Complex, Detailed but Irrefutable REPORT on the Presidential Election Fraud which took place in Georgia,” which appeared to be a direct refutation of the charges being brought against him in the Peach State.
The president has been indicted four times this year, following his announcement in late 2022 that he would be seeking reelection to the White House in 2024.
The president has staunchly criticized the timing of the indictments this year, noting, “Why didn’t they Indict 2.5 years ago? Because they wanted to do it right in the middle of my political campaign. Witch Hunt!”
At this time, the president is tentatively expected to be formally arraigned in Georgia in this case in September, according to CBS.