After Being Indicted, Pete Hegseth Explains Why It’s ‘Politically a Great Night for Donald Trump’

[Image: Fox News' Pete Hegseth -- "Hannity" video screenshot. Photos of Mick Jagger, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Hendrix and Elvis Presley via Pete Hegseth video.

Pete Hegseth, co-host of “Fox & Friends Weekend”, explained why it’s “politically a great night for Donald Trump”, following the indictment of the former president.

Trump was indicted Thursday by a New York City grand jury as part of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s years-long investigation, possibly for hush money payments. The exact charges are unclear because the indictment is under seal, but they relate to payments made before the 2016 election, Lorraine Taylor at Fox News reports.

“If this isn’t a closed-ranks moment, I don’t know what is,” Hegseth told Sean Hannity Thursday evening. “… This is horrible moment for our Republic, but a great night for Donald Trump”.

“You remember the mugshots of Elvis [Presley] and Frank Sinatra and Johnny Cash and Jimmy Hendrix and Mick Jagger — turned them into even icons than they were?” he asked.

“If there’s a mugshot of Donald Trump, it will be in dorms rooms and tee shirts — making him a hero … and rightfully so,” Pete Hegseth said. “Because he’s become a symbol of what elites and those obsessed with power are willing to do when they have that power.”

“Get ready for it,” he added. “It will be the symbol. … He will be the Republican nominee and Americans will rally around him, because he stood for things they believe in and they came after him, because they want to come after you and all of us in the process”.

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Pete Hegseth also wrote on Twitter Thursday: “This unhinged & illegal indictment just secured Trump’s nomination…and exposes, yet again, the Left’s never ending crusade to ‘get Trump.’ GOP will (must!) rally behind Trump. Biden will continue to fail America. Trump wins in ‘24…and our Republic has a fighting chance.”

Related: Trump Issues A Statement Over ‘Radical Left New York Political Prosecutors’: “D.C. & Supreme Court Should Stop These Vicious, Angry & Highly Partisan Prosecutors”

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