The hashtag “Arrestmas” started trending on Twitter ahead of Donald Trump’s anticipated arrest in connection with the yearslong investigation into a hush-money scheme involving adult film actress Stormy Daniels who had engaged in alleged sexual encounters with the former president.
Anti-Trump Twitter users started sharing memes with the hashtag that kind of sounded like Christmas. Some people called it “#Arrestmas eve,” to suggest that Monday was nothing less than Christmas eve for them, before Tuesday, which is when the former president might be put in handcuffs.
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Here are a few reactions:
Happy #Arrestmas Eve! pic.twitter.com/NMK0UP1X6d
— Space Force Cadet (@SpaceForceCad) March 20, 2023
Happy #Arrestmas, and remember … pic.twitter.com/AOvGSXrN6n
— Raimondi (@RayAgua1031) March 20, 2023
Jingle Cells, Jingle Cells,
Covfefe all the way,
Oh what fun it is to watch,
When Donny goes away! pic.twitter.com/4m4tgy59VZ
— BeauJest 🌊 🇺🇸 🇺🇦 #SaveOurDemocracy (@BeauJest1) March 20, 2023
Guess who's not getting arrested on Tuesday? #arrestmas pic.twitter.com/J3IR5OVtfl
— Ana (@ana_davis1) March 20, 2023
I believe it is actually #Arrestmas Eve.
'Twas the night before for #Arrestmas and all through the country,
All American patriots were happy,
But the traitorous MAGAs were grumpy.#ArrestmasEve pic.twitter.com/EmPHLUqBh8
— Mr. K (@MrK55082208) March 20, 2023
In my family, on #Arrestmas Eve, we paint each other orange to symbolize our love for our savior John Barron. He sacrificed himself for us its the least we can do to honor him. Oh come all ye fateful… pic.twitter.com/UFDvpMh411
— Ranee Meloche (@ReneeManosh) March 20, 2023
Trump claimed on Saturday that he will be arrested on Tuesday and issued a call for his supporters to protest. “IT’S TIME!!!” he wrote. “WE JUST CAN’T ALLOW THIS ANYMORE. THEY’RE KILLING OUR NATION AS WE SIT BACK & WATCH. WE MUST SAVE AMERICA!PROTEST, PROTEST, PROTEST!!!”
The video of the New York Police Department setting up barricades outside of the Manhattan Criminal Court ahead of Trump’s anticipated arrest went viral on Twitter on Monday. In the video, a number of press reporters could be seen already setting up cameras and lights ahead of the event which will no doubt be heavily covered across the media houses.
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The NYPD has also ordered the mobilization of 700 riot police at the scene. There also reports that more than a dozen senior Police Department officials and two of the mayor’s top public safety aides held a virtual meeting to discuss security, staffing, and contingency plans in the event of any protests.
Donald Trump may soon become the first sitting or former president in American history to be charged with a crime. Following the news of his impending arrest, Trump organized a full-fledged rally in Waco, Texas on Saturday, March 25.