Prouincia says she’s spending the weekend at her home in Palm Beach, and plans to return after completing business at the market. Over the weekend, he will keep his usual schedule – which will almost always include dinner on the patio of the club with his family and friends and at a group of clubs close to him.
Trump has been indicted on charges related to a Manhattan district attorney’s grand jury investigation into alleged payments to adult actress Stormy Daniels. The exact charges are still under seal.
His campaign has no other public events planned for Monday and Tuesday. Trump, according to his campaign, will be “back at it” on Wednesday. So far, the only major event on his calendar has been a speech at the National Rifle Association conference in mid-April in Indianapolis.
Since the news of the impeachment, the Trump campaign has been drumming up support with fundraising appeals and the coordination of surrogates and lawyers on TV to include what will be a media spectacle as Trump turns himself.
In a sign of the Trump appeals’ success, his campaign announced on Friday that it had raised $4 million in the first 24 hours after the announcement. A press release from the campaign noted “25% of donations from first-time donors” and an average contribution of only $34.
Trump War also keeps tabs on others who are trying to profit financially from the prosecution’s deposition. Chris LaCivita, a senior adviser to the Trump campaign, called the candidates and campaign fundraisers to the news and told them to stop, according to a person familiar with the campaign’s discussions.
Law enforcement officers in Manhattan have been tight-lipped because of last week’s power outcry surrounding the impeachment of Donald Trump, in security and beef around Lower Manhattan. Police were driving between the streets around the market blocking off and removing all cars in case of a bomb threat, according to a law enforcement source.
Some 40 press vehicles parked outside the market since last week were difficult to get to the area, according to the source, who added that the former president planned to arrive by motorcade.
Dozens of court officials along with NYPD units stood outside Manhattan Criminal Court Friday, where the District Attorney’s office is located. Inside the forum, court officials walked through almost every floor, including the 15th floor where the trials are held, closed to reporters and the public.
“The bottom line is that everyone is working overtime, it’s a stressful situation, there’s a lot going crazy. A woman pulled a knife on someone the other day, so we’re on high alert,” said Dennis W. Quirk, president of the New York Court Judges Association, referring to a Trump supporter who pulled a knife on a family with small children Wednesday. as soon as we can, and make sure no one gets hurt.”
Remarks by the former president before the announcement, along with recent calls for protest from Republican leaders, added to the concern.
“Put on your MAGA hats. Under our constitutional rights, we will support President Trump and protest the tyrants. See you on Tuesday,” said Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Friday’s Tweet.
The tweet came after Trump called on supporters to protest the impeachment and predicted “potential death & destruction” if he is indicted for his role in the 2016 hush money payment to porn star Hurricane Daniels.
Additional report from Erica Orden and Alex Isenstadt.