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Daily Mail: Trump says he’s being ‘persecuted’ for leading polls after pleading not guilty to January 6 charges: ‘If you can’t beat him, prosecute him’ 

* The former president entered a not guilty plea in a federal D.C. courtroom on Thursday afternoon 

* He vented about Biden family ‘bribes’ as he flew in from Newark, New Jersey 

* Faces four federal charges on alleged plot to overturn the 2020 election 

Donald Trump said he’s being ‘persecuted’ because he’s leading in the polls and ripped into the ‘filth’ in Washington, D.C., after pleading not guilty in a federal court to four criminal charges for his alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 election. 

 ‘When you look at what’s happening, this is a persecution of a political opponent,’ Trump said to reporters without taking questions after arriving at Reagan National Airport following his third arraignment in six months. 

‘This was never supposed to happen in America. This is the persecution of the person that’s leading by very, very substantial numbers in the Republican primary and leading Biden by a lot. So if you can’t beat him, you persecute them or you prosecute him. We can’t let this happen in America.’ 

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WNU Editor: No kidding …. Jim Jordan says indictment ‘hardens,’ ‘expands’ support for Trump (The Hill). 

Former President Trump Pleads Not Guilty To Charges Surrounding 2020 Election Interference  

Trump pleads not guilty to federal charges that he tried to overturn the 2020 election — AP

Trump pleads not guilty of plotting to overturn election loss — Reuters

Trump pleads not guilty to US charges he conspired to overturn 2020 presidential election — France 24

Trump pleads not guilty to charges that he conspired to overturn 2020 election — Politico

Trump pleads not guilty to Jan. 6 charges — The Hill

Trump pleads not guilty to four charges over efforts to overturn 2020 election — The Guardian

Donald Trump pleads not guilty to election charges in latest arraignment — BBC