Op-ed by Summer Lane | Photo courtesy of the Trump Campaign
President Donald Trump arrived in New York City on Monday morning to sit in court for a civil trial that has been fueled by New York Attorney General Letitia James, marking yet another unprecedented legal situation for the 45th president.
The suit, which alleges that Trump overinflated the value of his empire by billions of dollars, has been highly scrutinized in light of the intense presidential election cycle.
Trump explained to the press at the courthouse, “This trial could have been brought years ago, but they waited until right in the middle of my campaign.”
He added, “The banks got back their money. Again, there was never a default, there was never a problem. There was no crime. The crime was against me because we have a corrupt district attorney, but we have a corrupt attorney general.”
As reported by RSBN, New York Judge Arthur Engoron previously ruled against Trump by alleging fraudulent business activities. Engoron also valued Trump’s opulent Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida as worth only $18 million.
“This has to do with election interference, plain and simple,” Trump stated.
In the face of what may be the most important presidential election in generations, President Trump’s legal and political battles are wholly unprecedented.
As the legacy media and the president’s political enemies clamber for Trump’s mugshot and cheer over photos taken within a New York courtroom, the discordance of mainstream chatter is nothing more than a distraction from one singular truth: Trump is dominating in the primary and general election polls and running a 2024 campaign with energy and spirit that has never been seen before.
Trump is the man to beat
President Trump is unquestionably the leading candidate for the 2024 presidential election among both Republicans and Democrats. Incredibly, the most recent Morning Consult data tracking the Republican 2024 primary race found that the president had a jaw-dropping 51-point lead nationwide over Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., managing to gain yet another five points between Sept. 24 and Sept. 28 in their poll.
DeSantis, by contrast, lost three points, and no other candidate other than the Florida governor managed to score double digits.
In a general election poll from The Washington Post/ABC in September, Trump reigned supreme over Biden by a full ten points. The general election data is a big indicator that many Democrats will likely swing red in the November 2024 election, illustrating their frustration with the failing Biden regime.
On Monday, Trump Senior Advisor Jason Miller told the press of the New York civil fraud case, “This is designed to do NOTHING ELSE but stop President Trump as he’s leading by ten points in the general election.”
Trump consistently draws tens of thousands of supporters to his rallies and speaking events. A new Harris poll looking at Republican candidates’ standing after the second GOP presidential debate last week found that Trump held 56 percent of support among Republican primary voters. DeSantis lost another three points in their poll from Sept. 19.
Remarkably, President Trump did not even attend the second GOP debate. Instead, he delivered remarks in Clinton Township, Michigan, where he spoke to striking United Auto Workers about the American auto industry and Biden’s failure to protect the U.S. economy from devastation.
Trump’s strategic moves during this campaign have managed to capture the media frenzy surrounding his legal battles and capitalize on them. Rather than hurting his reputation, his battle has come to sympathetically represent the plight of the oppressed American who has also faced the crushing thumb of Deep State politics and unfair accusations.
This is winning
While dancing between court dates, arraignments, and even a mugshot in August, President Trump has managed to run perhaps the most successful ground game campaign in modern history, courting voters nationwide who are fed up with the weaponization of the justice system and burdened by hyperinflation.
Every time Trump appears in court, his lead in presidential election polls increases, indicating America’s overwhelming support for the persecuted 45th president. Americans generally tend to rally around figures who are being targeted by a political regime, and the latest legal attacks against Trump simply fuel his upward trajectory.
What happened in New York this week was simply a side note in the timeline of what will soon be President Trump’s victorious 2024 presidential campaign when next November rolls around.