WASHINGTON, D.C. – Before former president Donald Trump made an appearance at a Washington DC courtroom on charges he tried to overturn the 2020 election, journalists packed the sidewalks next to the courthouse. People who support and don’t support the former president, also showed up.
The night before former president Donald Trump made his appearance in a DC courtroom on charges he plotted to overturn the 2020 election, crews put up barricades outside the courthouse. They’re taking extra precautions about the upcoming appearance.
Outside the courthouse, the scene was relatively calm but the sidewalk was jammed with crews of national and international journalists. We only came across a handful of people who were there to support the former president.
“Well I was a January 6er on the outside, we came down to have the voting checked out,” said Trump supporter Steve Corson. He worries this current indictment will be tougher on Trump.
“He’s gonna do like he always does, he’s gonna face this head on, I love that about him,” said Corson.
While others are not showing so much love for the former president.
“My father fought Adolf Hitler and I’m now fighting Donald Trump,” said one Trump protester who didn’t want to be identified. “It’s all the same except Donald Trump is more blatant than Hitler was.”
He believes this indictment should’ve been handed down years ago and is disappointed that people think trump hasn’t done any wrongdoing.
“Everyone has a right to believe what they want to believe but they need to open their eyes and listen and watch what he’s already done in front of all of us on TV in the courts, everywhere,” said the man who didn’t want to be identified. “He’s basically just destroyed my country and I want to take it back.”
And there were some that showed up to just dress up. But one person we spoke with showed up to help bridge the gap between those on the left and right.
“We gotta start talking to each other instead of talking at each other with the hatred and division and animosity,” said Don Folden.