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Former US President Donald Trump believes he is 'perhaps the most honest human being' to grace the Earth.
On Saturday, 9 April, at a rally held in Selma, North Carolina, the 75-year-old addressed the multiple investigations that are being conducted in relation to not just his tax affairs but also his role in the Capitol riots.
A federal judge ruled that Trump 'more likely than not' tried to illegally obstruct Congress on 6 January, 2021, in a bid to reverse the results of the 2020 election. Trump's claims about his wealth were also found to be 'fraudulent', he was accused of breaking federal law, and a prosecutor said he thinks Trump is 'guilty of numerous felony violations'. He is also the first US president to face two impeachments.
Despite this, at the rally, Trump voiced the opinion that he is possibly 'the most honest human being'.
Former President Donald Trump spoke at a rally in Selma, North Carolina on Saturday evening. He told the crowd that he thinks he's the "most honest human being that, perhaps, God ever created." pic.twitter.com/y8UyccWObD— Blake Nordstrom (@BlakeNordstrom1) April 11, 2022
Trump appeared to repeat lines he had been told by friends to the audience.
He said: "'You know, you've been investigated years and years, millions and millions of pages of documents, they found nothing'.
"'You are the cleanest on Earth when you think about it.'"
The former president then asserted: "I think I'm the most honest human being, perhaps, that God ever created.
Trump's proclamation that he's 'perhaps the most honest person' echoes the name of his new app, Truth Social, which he started after being banned from Twitter for 'inciting violence' on 6 January.
However, a month after its launch date, the app saw a 93 percent drop in downloads.
Trump's rally comments also follow a motion filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James to try and force real estate firm Cushman and Wakefield – which evaluated Trump's properties – to comply with her subpoena requests into the former president's financial dealings, The Independent reports.
James' office has accused Trump of using 'fraudulent or misleading' practices to 'obtain a host of economic benefits, including loans, insurance coverage, and tax deductions'.
On 7 April, in a separate motion, James' office requested the state judge hold Trump in contempt and fine him $10,000 per day until he complies.
My office is filing a motion to hold Donald Trump in contempt of court.— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) April 7, 2022
Despite a crystal clear order from the court, Donald Trump has refused to turn over documents as part of our investigation into him and the Trump Organization's financial dealings.
At the rally, Trump condemned James, telling prosecutors to 'stop the crime and the bloodshed that is raging uncontrollably in Democrat run cities and New York,' Newsweek reports.
He said: "New York has got disaster numbers a record amount. Letitia James should be focusing on New York instead of 'Let's get Trump'."
He resolved: "I've been investigated by the Democrats more than Billy the Kid, Jesse James and Al Capone combined. And in all cases I've been innocent."
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