On Sunday (March 26), during an episode of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” former President Donald Trump’s attorney Joe Tacopina described Trump’s recent attack on Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg as “ill-advised.”
Referencing Trump’s post regarding Bragg on social media, “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd asked Tacopina, “Would you advise a client to personally attack a prosecutor like this?” adding that Trump’s posts were “dehumanizing.”
Tacopina noted that he wasn’t Trump’s “social media consultant,” describing the post Todd was referencing as an “ill-advised post that one of [Trump’s] social media people put up” and that the former President “quick took down” after he realized the imagery and rhetoric attached to the post.
Todd conceded that Trump had removed one post with a side-by-side image of him holding a baseball bat beside a picture of Bragg but pushed back that he left up numerous other posts bashing Bragg.
Tacopina defended himself, pointing out that he isn’t “a Trump PR person,” adding that the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office wouldn’t bring such a case against anyone “other than Donald Trump.”
Trump and his allies — including several House GOP leaders — have taken aim at Bragg for his Investigation into Trump’s alleged involvement in a $130,000 hush payment given to adult film star Stormy Daniels days before the 2016 Presidential election.
The consensus, prompted by Trump’s imminent indictment, in the Republican Party is that the former President has become the victim of a politically-motivated prosecution.
Nearly two weeks ago, Trump predicted he would be indicted on March 21 in the case and fundraised on the back of the statement.