DES MOINES, Iowa — On Friday, the Republican National Party hosted the 2023 Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa. During the event, former President and author Donald Trump stepped on stage just as a song with lyrics about going to prison played in the background.
As soon as Trump set foot on the stage, the audience caught the lyrics, “One could end up going to prison, one just might be president” from Brooks & Dunn’s Only In America.
As Trump took the stage in Iowa, this ironic line played: “One could end up going to prison, one just might be president.”
“He had to walk out to Brooks & Dunn (like all candidates tonight) instead of his usual Lee Greenwood,” said Natalie Alison in a tweet.
According to Meditate, during his speech, Trump promised to “obliterate the deep state,” adding “[If] I weren’t running, I would have nobody coming after me. Or if I were losing by a lot, I would have nobody coming after me.”
The event followed the announcement of new charges by the Department of Justice( DOJ) in its investigation into Trump’s handling of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate.
“Donald Trump is accused of pressuring an employee to delete security footage at his Florida home, in new criminal charges related to his alleged mishandling of classified files,” said CNN.
The recent charges in the special counsel’s investigation focus on an alleged effort by Trump and his associates to erase surveillance footage requested by a federal grand jury in June 2022.
At present, the former president is confronting 40 federal counts concerning the intentional retention of top-secret information and the obstruction of government efforts to recover the materials.
Charges are also expected to be filed against Trump in two cases involving efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Additionally, the DOJ’s investigation into Trump’s actions leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol might be nearing a conclusion.
Trump has so far been indicted twice this year. Reports suggest that the former president might even face a third indictment.
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