45th President Trump was reportedly “thrilled” upon hearing the new Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg will be indicted on tax-related charges. Trump believes the case will be a major political liability for President Biden, as he looks ahead to a possible third campaign in 2024.
According to Mediaite:
News of the indictments on tax-related charges reached Trump during a conference call with advisers on Monday, one of whom told Politico Playbook that Trump was “thrilled” and convinced the case would “hurt Sleepy Joe”:
The former president was on a conference call with his advisers Monday discussing his favorite topic — revenge — when he was interrupted with an update on the Manhattan D.A.’s investigation. He would not be personally indicted, Trump was told — only Weisselberg and the Trump Organization would be. Trump was thrilled by what he saw as light charges, and according to one of the advisers on the call, his mind raced to 2024.
“Just wait until 2024, you’ll see,” Trump said. The former president implied that the legal case would be seen as a political witch hunt that would backfire on Democrats. “This is going to hurt Sleepy Joe.”
The adviser had the impression that Trump, who was already coming off a high from the large crowd at his rally in Ohio last weekend, was emboldened by the news. “Now he’s definitely going to run for president” again, the person said.
Wednesday night Weisselberg turned himself into the authorities.