Former President Donald Trump was arrested and arraigned in Manhattan on 34 felony charges stemming from the hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.

Trump, the first former president to be criminally charged, pleaded not guilty. In a bizzare rant following his arrest and arraignment, former President Donald Trump defended himself to reporters crowded in Mar-a-Lago. Trump noted that the Democratic Party is using this indictment as their latest attempt at kneecapping him, pointing out  “fraudulent investigations” on Russia and Ukraine, and “impeachment hoax one” and “impeachment hoax two.” He also said his opponents have “really stepped up their efforts by indicting the 45th president of the United States.”