George Conway hits Trump for ‘amazing lie’ about courthouse security

Conservative lawyer George Conway said Monday that former President Trump’s account of security outside the Manhattan courthouse was a “stunning lie.”

In remarks to reporters on Monday, President Trump compared the scene outside the courthouse where the hush-money criminal trial is being held to Fort Knox.

“When you look outside, it’s like Fort Knox. There’s more police than I’ve ever seen because we don’t want anyone to come down. There are no civilians within three blocks of the courthouse,” President Trump said Monday morning. Stated.

Fort Knox is a military facility in Kentucky known for its tight security as it houses the U.S. Bullion Depository, which stores large amounts of U.S. Treasury gold.

Conway, a frequent critic of President Trump, responded to the former president: on social platform Xwrote, “This is an amazing lie, even for Trump.”

“There is virtually complete freedom of movement around that courthouse,” he continued.

Conway too I reposted the video From the scene outside the courthouse where the explanation was “This is not Fort Knox.”

MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhl similarly slammed the former president for what she called a “false” account.

“This is completely false. Today is my first day in court, but Mr. Trump’s description of the area surrounding the courthouse bears no resemblance to the truth. The park directly across from the courthouse is completely open to the public. The rule was written about Xin response to Trump’s remarks earlier Monday.

President Trump has made similar comments about security around courthouses in recent weeks.

CNN reported After the New York Times published an article saying Trump was frustrated by low out-of-court turnout at the start of the trial, Trump falsely claimed that “thousands of people were turned away.” “This court is on lockdown. The court is closed,” he said. There’s no one within 5 blocks. ”

President Trump is involved in repaying former fixer Michael Cohen, who paid adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 to keep quiet about an alleged affair with the former president before the 2016 election. He faces 34 criminal charges for falsifying business records.

Hill called on the Trump campaign to respond.

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