Elon Musk called out and poked fun at Democrats on Tuesday as former President Donald Trump faced arraignment in New York City.
Trump was arrested after surrendering himself to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to face dozens of felony charges related to alleged hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election cycle. Many critics have characterized the case as politically motivated since no former commander-in-chief has ever faced criminal charges. Prosecutors claim that the alleged $130,000 hush money payment was an improper donation to the Trump campaign because the funds were used to stop an unfavorable story and thereby benefit his run for office.
Musk responded to a social media post from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who contended that Trump will “have a fair trial that follows the facts and the law” and exhorted Trump supporters to remain peaceful, with a warning that the American people will lose confidence in the justice system if prosecutions are viewed as political and one-sided.