Trump ducks photographers as he leaves Palm Beach golf course

Trump ducks photographers as he leaves Palm Beach golf course

The usually camera-loving former President Donald Trump was seen cowering in the back of an SUV in an apparent attempt to dodge photographers after he finished a round of golf Thursday. 

The optics-obsessed Trump, 76, contorted his body and tucked his head down to avoid being photographed as his motorcade left Trump International Golf Club in Palm Beach, Florida. 

The former commander in chief was snapped wearing his trademark red MAGA hat emblazoned with the number “45” on the side as he was driven back to his Mar-a-Lago estate. 

Trump is facing the possibility of an imminent indictment in Manhattan related to a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, which was made before the 2016 presidential election to buy her silence about an alleged affair she had with Trump in 2006.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is leading the investigation against the former president, however, the grand jury hearing evidence against Trump has not engaged in proceedings related to the case since Monday. 

Donald Trump and Secret Service.
Former President Trump appeared to be hiding from photographers after a round of golf in Florida Thursday.
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Donald Trump and Secret Service
The former president ducked his head down as his motorcade left Trump International Golf Club.
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In a statement on Thursday, Trump claimed this was because the Manhattan DA’s office is in “total disarray.”

“Tremendous dissension and chaos because they have NO CASE, and many of the honest people in the Office know it, and want to do the right thing,” Trump alleged. 

The former commander in chief also groused that “our country is being destroyed, as they tell us to be peaceful!” 

He also questioned why Bragg won’t drop the case. 

“Everybody says there is no crime here. I did nothing wrong!” Trump wrote in a Truth Social post.

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - MARCH 23: Former U.S. President Donald Trump's motorcade prepares to depart the Trump International Golf Club on March 23, 2023 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Trump said on a social media post recently that he expects to be arrested in connection with an investigation into a hush-money payment involving adult film actress Stormy Daniels, and called on his supporters to protest any such move. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)
Trump’s motorcade departs the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida Thursday afternoon.
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If indicted, Trump would become the first former president in US history to face criminal charges.

The grand jury is expected to reconvene on Monday.

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