Donald Trump wants you to know that he is a “innocent man” after breaking the news that he was involved in “another witch hunt”. The former president has been charged with seven counts as part of an investigation by a special counsel in his handling of a cache of secret documents, reportedly in office long after the end of his presidency. It is the first time a former president has faced federal indictment. You can Read the full indictment here.
In a four-minute video foray posted on his Truth Social AccountThe 2024 presidential nominee was keen to remind his supporters of his popularity, and more than once questioned why the nefarious “they” of the deep state would do such a thing “to a popular president, a president who got more votes than any incumbent president in this one.” year.” the history of our country, by far.” According to the 49-page unsealed indictment, Trump is charged with willful withholding of national defense information, conspiracy to obstruct justice, withholding a document or record, fraudulently concealing a document or record, concealing a document as part of a federal investigation, concealment scheme, etc false statements and representations.
In the antediluvian era before ChatGPT, Trump’s tweets and speeches were a wonder and a horror at how a human imagination could garble a sentence and still convey meaning, how syntax could bend and break but still persuade and coerce. In 2023, reading actual transcripts of everything he says reads like a Generative AI hallucination, reducing the allure. In response to the federal charges, he said:
The corrupt Biden administration has informed my attorneys that charges have been filed against me, apparently for the boxing hoax, even though Joe Biden has 1850 boxes at the University of Delaware, more boxes in Chinatown, DC, and even more boxes at the University of Pennsylvania has. and documents strewn all over the garage floor where he parks his Corvette, which is “secured” only by a garage door, which is paper-thin and left open most of the time.
He calls very real allegations against him a hoax. This time he describes the investigation into secret documents as a “box swindle”. He Thriving on all the controversies surrounding him, he wasted no time using this latest sign against him to ask his supporters to donate to his political campaign. He probably raised a lot of money.
Does Donald Trump know what ChatGPT is? He didn’t talk about it at length. Ex-journalist and current Meta-Flak Tom Gara pointed out that what comes out of Trump’s mouth could never be produced by AI. It’s so out of joint, unexpected and, Well, human. “A garage door that’s paper thin and stays open most of the time.” Part of me is enthralled by Trump’s oddly specific but terribly vague stream of consciousness. But then I quickly realized the seriousness of the subject real consequences That may follow what Trump is saying in all his messy, terrible humanity.