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Trump claimed courthouse workers weeped at his arraignment. A law enforcement source says its ‘absolute BS’: report

Donald TrumpFormer President Donald Trump sits at the defense table with his defense team in a Manhattan court, Tuesday, April 4, 2023.

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  • Trump claimed that courthouse workers were crying and saying ‘2024 sir’ when he was arraigned.
  • But a law enforcement source told Yahoo News Trump’s claims on Fox News were “absolute BS.”
  • “There were zero people crying. There were zero people saying ‘I’m sorry,'” the source told Yahoo.

There was “zero” truth to former President Donald Trump’s account of weeping Manhattan courthouse workers who were apologizing and saying, “2024, sir, 2024,” when he was arraigned, a law enforcement source told Yahoo News.

Trump made his claims during an interview Tuesday night with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. But the law enforcement source said Trump’s story was “absolute BS.”

“There were zero people crying. There were zero people saying ‘I’m sorry,'” the source told Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff

The source told Isikoff that, aside from Secret Service agents and his lawyers, Trump interacted with only a handful of district attorney employees at the courthouse during his arraignment. 

The source added that the only issue with Trump’s processing came when his fingers were too dry for fingerprinting. District attorney employees then provided lotion for his fingers, the source told Isikoff.

A Trump spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Trump’s comments came during his first interview since he was arraigned last week in Manhattan. He pleaded “not guilty” in the 34-count felony indictment for first-degree falsifying business records. The indictment follows a probe into 2016 “hush-money” payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels during his presidential campaign.

“People that work there, professionally work there, that have no problems putting in murderers, and they see everybody,” Trump told Carlson. “It’s a tough, tough place, and they were crying. They were actually crying. They said, ‘I’m sorry.’ They’d say, ‘2024, sir. 2024.’ And tears were pouring down their eyes.”

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Trump waved to the cameras as he left his motorcade, but he appeared to scowl as he moved through the Manhattan courthouse to be arraigned with no one held the door for him.

Images from the courtroom showed him staring somberly into the camera while flanked by attorneys.

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