Former US President, Donald Trump has claimed that court officers were crying and apologizing to him when they booked him last Tuesday during his Manhattan arraignment.
Trump sat down with Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson for an interview, on Tuesday night, April 12.
Asked about the experience by Carlson, Trump called them ‘incredible.’
‘When I went to the courthouse, which is also a prison in a sense, they signed me in and I’ll tell you people were crying – people that work there, professionally work there, that have no problems putting in murderers and they see everybody,’ Trump said.
‘It’s tough, tough place, and they were crying. They were actually crying. They said “I’m sorry.””So in one sense it was beautiful,’ Trump said. ‘Because they get it.’
Donald Trump has since been mocked for claiming that ‘people were actually crying’ when he was arrested and arraigned in a New York court.
Video footage from inside the courthouse in Manhattan last week actually showed court staff refusing to hold open a door for Mr Trump as he walked in to face a judge.
Twitter users were quick to make fun of the one-term president’s unlikely claims.
‘People who worked at the courthouse were crying because they were happy to see the conman from Queens being arrested. One officer even let the door slam into Trump with tears of joy in his eyes,’ wrote one user.
And another user added: ‘I’m telling you this guy has a strange life. Whole time just walking around people openly weeping when they see him.’
‘It’s typical projection. He was crying.’ tweeted another user.
And another added: ‘Dude, if they loved you so much, why did they let the door slam in your face.’
The ex-president during his interview with Tucker Carlson also joked that they never taught arraignments at Wharton, where he attended business school, then calling it a ‘sad’ day as well.
Trump’s day in court marked a first for an American president – becoming the first to be indicted after leaving office.
Trump was charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in relation to a $30,000 payoff to a doorman trying to sell information about a child that Trump allegedly fathered out of wedlock, $150,000 to former Playboy model Karen McDougal and a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.
He pleaded not guilty at the New York Criminal Court, after the 16-page indictment was unsealed.
Trump also called New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is also black, a ‘racist in reverse’ for pursuing fraud cases against his businesses.
The ex-president also labeled Special Counsel Jack Smith a ‘lunatic.’
The next day, however, he released a statement cheering the professionalism of the police officers and court employees he interacted with.
‘The GREAT PATRIOTS inside and outside of the Courthouse on Tuesday were unbelievably nice, in fact, they couldn’t have been nicer,’ Trump said.
‘Court attendants, Police Officers, and others were all very professional, and represented New York City sooo well.’