A lawyer known for defending participants in the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riots compared former President Donald Trump to Jesus Christ in light of his alleged arrest next week.
Trump claimed on his Truth Social platform Saturday morning that he expects to be arrested Tuesday in connection with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s investigation. Bragg’s office has investigated the former president’s alleged involvement in a scheme to pay “hush money” to adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2016.
Joseph D. McBride, a conservative attorney known for defending several Jan. 6 indictments, responded to Trump’s claim of an impending arrest on Twitter on Saturday. He compared Trump’s situation to the death and resurrection of Jesus. He also urged Trump supporters to peacefully protest the possible arrest and vote for his re-election in 2024.