CRIMINAL JUSTICE: “Donald Trump and his allies began a two-day effort Monday [April 3, 2023] to make a political spectacle out of an unprecedented legal event: the arraignment of a former president.

Trump jetted from South Florida to New York City during the afternoon, starting a journey that will include his arraignment Tuesday afternoon and a speech that night back in Florida…

Trump did not speak publicly Monday but did spend time on his social media platform Truth Social attacking the indictment and seeking to raise money off it. ‘If you are doing poorly, as so many of you are, do not send anything,’ he said in one post. ‘If you are doing well, which was made possible through the great policies of the Trump Administration, send your contribution.'”

-David Jackson, “Donald Trump plans to turn his arraignment into a political spectacle. Here’s how.,” usatoday.com, April 3, 2023