Chris Rock warns arresting Donald Trump will only make him more popular
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Chris Rock has warned that Donald Trump could become more popular if he gets arrested.
While many believe that the former US President’s impending arrest will lead to his ultimate downfall, the comedian has advised that it will work in his favor.
Fox News reported that during an appearance at an event in Washington, DC, honoring Rock’s long-time collaborator, Adam Sandler, he called out lawmakers for wanting Trump arrested.
He explained it could backfire massively.
"Are you guys really going to arrest Trump?" Rock asked. "Do you know this is only going to make him more popular.
"It's like arresting Tupac.
"He's just gonna sell more records. Are you stupid?"
The comedian also poked fun at the Republican’s expected indictment, as he faces allegations of paying porn star Stormy Daniels hush money to keep their affair private.
"[Trump] f**king a porn star and paid off someone so his wife couldn't find out. That's romantic," Rock said.
"We've all been cheated on. Don't you wish that the person that cheated on you paid off somebody so you wouldn't find out?" he added.
It's alleged that Trump paid Daniels £114,000 ($130,000) in 2016 in order to keep her quiet about the whole thing during his presidential campaign.
As his potential arrest looms, sources close to Trump have also confirmed that he wants to be handcuffed in court and plans to make the ordeal a ‘spectacle’.
The Guardian reported that confidantes of the former President have even claimed that Trump would like to use images of his arrest to pivot himself as the poster child of defiance, which would be the foundation of his 2024 presidential campaign.
Trump has also encouraged his supporters to protest if he's taken into custody, telling them 'take our nation back!' via his social media platform, Truth Social.
Trump is also facing a $250 million lawsuit against him, his organization and his family, which was launched by New York Attorney General Letitia James back in September.
In a statement from James, she alleges: “The complaint demonstrates that Donald Trump falsely inflated his net worth by billions of dollars to unjustly enrich himself and to cheat the system, thereby cheating all of us.
“He did this with the help of the other defendants.”
Trump has asked to delay his October trial date, but state Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron denied his request earlier this week, as per NBC News.
Judge Engoron told lawyers for Trump and the Trump Organization that the date he'd already set for the case is ‘written in stone’.
"This case is complex, but it's not complicated," the judge added.
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