MSNBC analysts and commentators celebrated the news of former President Trump been chargedarguing that it was an example of a justice system in action.
The former president and 2024 Republican presidential nominee was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury on Thursday following a years-long investigation by the Manhattan district attorney’s office into whether he made hush money payments to Stormy Daniels prior to his 2016 presidential campaign.
Republicans have decried the accusations by the Democratic attorney as a political witch hunt. but, MSNBC Legal Analyst Charles Coleman Jr. claimed it was a “very American story” about doing justice.
“So everything that’s going on here is very American. And that’s a new chapter in terms of what we’ve seen. But the elements involved, in terms of people having the courage and fortitude to do what’s right even though they’ve been marginalized and come from marginalized places — this is a very American story in terms of Making people accountable to our justice system. And that’s what’s supposed to happen.”
“This is the day many have been waiting for,” Coleman said. He claimed that Trump is now treated “the same way he treats everyone else” under the judicial system.
The legal analyst also praised District Attorney Alvin Bragg as a “pioneer” who should be “commended.”
“So I think he deserves credit for getting ahead in an environment that a lot of people thought was so political, that he didn’t leave him on that stage, he didn’t let that bother him,” he said. “[Bragg]making his way and setting the standard moving forward for how plaintiffs should handle Citizen Trump.”
Fellow MSNBC guest and political contributor Jason Johnson admitted this Host Joey Reed He was pleased with the news. He described the former president as a “cancer” on America.
And I have to say this, Joey, it’s very clear not just as an academic, not just as a professor, not just as an analyst, I’m happy. I’m really happy. Because I think the fact that Donald Trump hasn’t been held accountable in any significant way yet has been a cancer in this country “.
Like other commentators, Johnson praised the charges as evidence of a fair and impartial justice system.
He praised, “This man is not invincible… It is a great moment in American history and we should all be happy because the system is working almost normally the way it should be.”
Other guests emphasized the historical nature of the charges, with NBC News presidential historian Michael Beschloss stating that “we’re going to wake up in a different country” Friday morning.
Another guest during the Chris Hayes show celebrated the next hour with Trump’s accusations as “the new normal”.
“You know, I think they realize this is the new normal now. We have a spiral of reactions to this event as kind of a tough ‘finally!’ “There is excitement maybe or seriousness or whatever,” praised Los Angeles Times legal columnist and US Attorney Harry Littman.
Fox News’ Lindsey Kornick and Brock Syneman contributed to this report.