Former President Donald Trump might end up canceling the press conference he promised to hold to refute the 2020 election interference claims listed in the Georgia indictment brought against him.
The indictment was brought against the 45th POTUS by the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office on Monday. Sources familiar with the matter told ABC News that the press conference might not end up happening.
Trump’s lawyers have reportedly told him that holding such a press conference with his own claims of voter fraud may end up complicating his legal battle. As a result, a number of his attorneys have advised him to cancel it.
Trump has not yet announced whether he will be going ahead with the press conference or canceling it. Hours after the Georgia indictment was unveiled to the public, Trump announced on Truth Social that he will be holding a press conference on Monday to unveil an “Irrefutable REPORT” about the 2020 presidential election fraud that took place in Georgia.
“A Large, Complex, Detailed but Irrefutable REPORT on the Presidential Election Fraud which took place in Georgia is almost complete & will be presented by me at a major News Conference at 11:00 A.M. on Monday of next week in Bedminster, New Jersey,” Trump said in the post.
The press conference is scheduled to happen just days before the former leader and his 18 co-defendants are expected to surrender on August 25.
After Trump’s Truth Social post, Georgia’s Republican governor Brian Kemp responded with his own social media post declaring, “The 2020 election in Georgia was not stolen. For nearly three years now, anyone with evidence of fraud has failed to come forward — under oath — and prove anything in a court of law.”
This was followed with Florida Governor and Trump’s rival in the upcoming presidential race, Ron DeSantis agreeing with Kemp. Also chiming in was former Vice President Mike Pence, who said on Wednesday, “The Georgia election was not stolen.”