During a new rally in Florida on Saturday, the former President Donald Trump ranted against the New York prosecutors who brought criminal charges against his organization. He went so far as to compare them to a “communist dictatorship targeting political opponents.”
“It’s really called prosecutorial misconduct. It’s a terrible, terrible thing,” Trump said, according to The New York Post. “They’ve mobilized every power of government to come after me, my family, my wonderful employees and my company solely because of politics.”
“You didn’t pay tax on the car, or the company apartment,” he added. “Or education for your grandchildren. I don’t even know, do you have to put, does anyone know the answer to that stuff? They indict people for that, but murder and selling massive amount of the worst drugs in the world that kill people left and right, and that’s alright?”
This came three days after Allen Weisselberg and lawyers for the Trump Organization and the Trump Payroll Corp. each pleaded not guilty to the charges that have been filed against them. Weisselberg is the company’s longtime chief financial adviser. Prosecutors have claimed that he and the company engaged in a 15-year tax fraud scheme to pay the CFO, a longtime Trump loyalist, and other executives at the company in “manner that was ‘off the books.'”
“The beneficiaries of the scheme received substantial portions of their income through indirect and disguised means, with compensation that was unreported or misreported by the Trump Corporation and Trump Payroll Corp,” the indictment states.
Prosecutors also claimed that Weisselberg received “indirect compensation” of more than $1.7 million during the 15 years. Trump spoke out hours after the charges were filed to blast the prosecutors for what they are doing.
“The political Witch Hunt by the Radical Left Democrats, with New York now taking over the assignment, continues. It is dividing our Country like never before,” he said, later adding, “Do people see the Radical Left prosecutors, and what they are trying to do to 75M+++ Voters and Patriots, for what it is?”