IBADAN, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The historic indictment of Donald Trump by a Manhattan grand jury on 30 counts related to business fraud, has led to a social media frenzy on Friday morning.
According to two sources familiar with the case, the indictment is the first in American history that a current or former president will be facing criminal charges.
The indictment has been filed under seal and will be announced in the coming days. The charges are not publicly known at this time.
The decision has definitely sent shockwaves across the country, pushing the American political system – which has never seen one of its ex-leaders confronted with criminal charges, let alone while running again for president – into uncharted waters.
On Twitter, #TrumpIndictment is trending, with some tweeps mocking the ex-President and others awaiting how Fox News intend to spin the news.
A tweep, Kat Abu said: “Fox News is struggling to find a way to spin this Trump indictment.”
@brenonade tweeted: “Audible gasps let out in Fox News’ studio as they announce the Trump indictment news.”
“Happy Trump Indictment,” tweeted @AutumnofAstri3 while @danbenbow wrote, “Manhattan Grand Jury takes a big step 4 humankind: TRUMP INDICTED Christmas came early this year! LockHimUp #LockHimUpAlready #ARRESTTRUMP #IndictmentWatch #TrumpIndictment #AlvinBragg IndictTrump #IndictArrestConvictTrump #ArrestTrump #NoOneisAbovetheLaw”
@AnonOpsUnited tweeted: “#Trump facing 34 felony charges…(trying to confirm) Every charge could be a 10 years in prison.. 10×34=340 in prison?
“This is not about hush money, this is much bigger then a misdemeanor. Campaign fraud, tax evasion to name a few TrumpIndictment #TrumpIndicted”
@Rickydoggin on his part said, the indictment will only solidify Donald Trump’s chances to become the next President of the United States.
“I believe the #TrumpIndictment will help solidify Trump as the Next President of the United States. The corrupt cabal that runs DC will rue this day for many years to come!”