Trump arrives in Florida ahead of court appearance

June 12, 2023  -BBC News –Donald Trump is spending the night in Miami, Florida, before he appears in court there on Tuesday charged with mishandling national security files.

The former US president flew from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, to his Trump Doral resort near Miami.

Mr Trump is facing dozens of charges of illegally retaining classified information, including some about nuclear secrets.

It is the second time this year he has been charged with a crime.

Mr Trump, campaigning to make a return to the White House in 2024, has denied wrongdoing as he faces the first ever federal criminal prosecution against a former US president.

He continued to strike a defiant tone after his arrival in south Florida on Monday evening.

In an interview on a Spanish-language talk radio programme in Miami, Mr Trump aired grievances with the indictment, while accusing the President Joe Biden’s administration of weaponising law enforcement agencies against him.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez told reporters the city was preparing for Mr Trump’s court appearance.

Police will be deployed in anticipation of crowds up to 50,000 people, he said, though other sources told US media the expected number was in the low thousands.

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