On March 4th, former US President Donald Trump was arrested and charged with 34 felony counts in New York City.
The news shook the world and sent shockwaves across social media, with many celebrities and public figures taking to their online platforms to share their opinions on the matter.
Among them was Stormy Daniels, the p*rn star who had previously accused Trump of paying her hush money to conceal their alleged affair.
In a fiery and x-rated tweet, Daniels mocked Trump and responded to the hate that has been sent her way.
She had previously warned that there would be “violence, injuries, and death” if Trump was ever arrested, as the threats made against her had become “straight up violent”, including threats to murder her.
Despite this, Daniels fired back at some of the hate Trump supporters have sent her way.
“People were calling her a ‘c*m dumpster’ and telling them it was ‘definitely more fun being under my sexy man instead of under arrest’,” reported one media outlet. The tweet, which included a lewd image and a provocative message, quickly went viral and attracted both support and backlash from social media users.
But what led to Trump’s arrest?
The former President was indicted by a grand jury over allegations that he forked over $130,000 (£104,000) in ‘hush money’ to Stormy Daniels in October 2016, to stop her from speaking about their alleged s*xual encounter.
Daniels claims she had sex with Trump in a hotel in Nevada in 2006, while he denies the encounter taking place.
Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, said Trump told him to make the payment and was reimbursed by the President.
In 2018, Cohen pleaded guilty to criminal charges and was sentenced to three years in prison. He testified that Trump told him to make the hush money payment to Daniels “for the principal purpose of influencing the election.”
“The People of the State of New York allege that Donald J. Trump repeatedly and fraudulently falsified New York business records to conceal crimes that hid damaging information from the voting public during the 2016 presidential election,” said Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg in a statement after the court hearing.
The charges against Trump include tax fraud, falsifying business records, and scheming to defraud.
The indictment claims that Trump engaged in a “sustained pattern” of criminal conduct over the course of years, and alleges that he falsely inflated the value of his assets in order to secure loans and obtain tax benefits. Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him.
As the trial progresses, it is likely that more details will emerge about the alleged crimes committed by Trump.
However, for now, the former President is back at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida, awaiting his next court appearance on December 4th. It remains to be seen how this saga will end, but one thing is for sure: Stormy Daniels will not remain silent throughout it.