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Conway Backstabs Trump

Conservative lawyer George Conway refuted former President Trump’s claims about the security measures at the Manhattan courthouse where his hush money trial is underway, labeling them as “an amazing lie.”

Speaking to the press on Monday, Trump likened the security presence outside the courthouse to that of Fort Knox, suggesting an unusually high police presence and saying, “Outside looks like it’s supposed to be Fort Knox. There are more police than I’ve ever seen anywhere because they don’t want to have anybody come down. There’s not a civilian within three blocks of the courthouse.”

Fort Knox, a heavily guarded military base in Kentucky, is famous for housing the U.S. Bullion Depository and its substantial gold reserves, making Trump’s comparison particularly striking.

Responding on the social media platform X, Conway, who often criticizes Trump, dismissed the former president’s assertions, saying, “This is an amazing lie, even for Trump. There is virtually complete freedom of movement around that courthouse.” He also shared a video from outside the courthouse captioned, “This ain’t Fort Knox.”

MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle echoed Conway’s sentiments, challenging Trump’s portrayal after attending the trial herself. “This is categorically FALSE. Today is my first day attending the trial and Mr. Trump’s description of the area surrounding the courthouse does not resemble the truth. People were lined up outside between barriers (press & non-press). And the park directly across from the courthouse is completely open to the public,” Ruhle stated on X.

Trump has repeatedly made similar remarks about courthouse security in recent weeks. Following a New York Times article about Trump’s dissatisfaction with the low attendance outside the courtroom at the beginning of the trial, he claimed falsely that “thousands of people were turned away” and added, “This courthouse is locked down; there’s not a person within five blocks.”

Trump is facing 34 criminal charges for falsifying business records related to payments made to his former fixer, Michael Cohen, who paid $130,000 to adult film actress Stormy Daniels to suppress details of her alleged affair with Trump prior to the 2016 presidential election.

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