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Donald Trump has been arrested in the US

Donald Trump has been arrested in the US

The 76-year-old is the first US president to face criminal charges after he was indicted by a grand jury

Donald Trump has been arrested after allegedly paying a porn star thousands of dollars in hush money.

For years, the Manhattan District Attorney's office has been investigating allegations that the former President of the United States had an affair with Stormy Daniels - real name Stephanie Gregory Clifford.

It's alleged that Trump paid Daniels £114,000 ($130,000) in 2016, in order to keep her quiet about the whole thing during his presidential campaign.

And in an historic move, the grand jury in New York voted to indict the 76-year-old last week.

The specific crimes the ex-POTUS has been charged with are currently under seal, and so have not been made available to the public.

Trump had previously took to his Truth Social platform to react to the allegations, saying it was a sham.

In a post to the channel, he claimed that 'illegal leaks' from the Manhattan district attorney’s office suggested that: "The far and away leading Republican candidate and former President of the United States of America will be arrested on Tuesday of next week."

Donald Trump denies any wrongdoing.
Truth Social

He went onto encourage his supporters to protest over the allegations made against him.

In another post, he said: "It's time. We just can't allow this anymore. They're killing our nation as we sit back and watch. We must save America! Protest, protest, protest!!!"

Trump also hit out at the District Attorney's office, and at DA Alvin Bragg, for what he called the 'most disgusting witch hunt in the history of our country'.

Listing a series of investigations he is currently subject to, Trump told his supporters that he would defend them against any and all of his political 'enemies'.

"They are not coming after me - they are coming after you," he said. "I’m just standing in their way. And I always will stand in their way."

Donald Trump has been arrested.
Twitter/ @PopBase

A spokesperson for Trump later said that his comments were not based on any communication from prosecutors 'other than illegal leaks' to the media.

“President Trump is rightfully highlighting his innocence and the weaponisation of our injustice system,” the spokesperson said.

As well as his alleged affair with Daniels, the 45th US president is also being looked into for his role in the 6 January riots at the US Capitol back in 2021, and alleged interference of his 2020 election loss in Georgia.

Despite the numerous allegations made against him, however, it appears as though Trump plans on continuing with his campaign to become president for a second time in 2024.

Featured Image Credit: John Nacion/UPI/Shutterstock/John Angelillo/UPI/Shutterstock

Topics: Donald Trump, Politics, US News