Lara Trump predicts Georgia booking ‘solidified’ Trump as next president

Lara Trump, daughter-in-law to former President Trump, said she believes his booking on criminal charges in Georgia on Thursday “solidified” his chances at winning the 2024 election for president.

She decried the case against Trump as a political prosecution in a Fox News interview on Thursday evening.

“I don’t think it will work. I think people understand what is going on, and I think tonight just solidified Donald Trump as the 47th president of the United States,” she said.

Trump holds a large lead in GOP primary polling — taking over half of Republican support in polls, on average — but polls head-to-head with President Biden are near a tie. 

That will change soon, she said, as Republican voters will understand the gravity of their need to vote. 

“His poll numbers continue to rise every single time they try to throw something like this his way because I think it becomes more and more obvious to the country what they’re trying to do and why it is so dangerous – why this precedent can not succeed here in America,” she said.

Lara Trump said that Democrats are trying to “cut fat off the Constitution,” and damage the foundations of the U.S. democracy, echoing complaints from Trump himself.

“I kinda feel like this is our last chance to save this country,” she said.

Trump turned himself in on Thursday at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, a procedural step in his sprawling racketeering case in Georgia state court.

Prosecutors allege that Trump headed a plan to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia by creating a slate of fake electoral college votes. His 18 co-defendants include his attorneys, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

The trial in the case will start on Oct. 23 for at least one defendant, former Trump attorney Kenneth Cheseboro, who demanded a speedy trial in a court filing. Prosecutors are expected to ask for all 19 defendant’s cases to start on that date, which Trump’s attorneys have already opposed.

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