MAGA Indictment Strengthens Support Or Inspires Kansas City Opposition?!?

Honestly we don't know . . . And so we leave the question to a local expert AND our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY . . .

Here's a bit of science on the topic . . .

“There’s a lot of political science research that indicates that strong supporters become even stronger in their beliefs and those beliefs become bolstered when their person is under attack in some way,” said UMKC Political Science Professor Beth Vonnahme.

That said, it’s the independent voters who typically decide an election. We asked Vonnahme how this is impacting them.

“Right now, I would suspect that they’re leaning against Trump, but we’ll see how things play out,” she said. “And, I think there are certain things that could happen that would push them solidly onto the Democratic side. So, for example, if there is violence or protests on the right in support of Trump during this criminal trial, then I think that would push those independents even further to the Democratic side.”

And more info via links . . .

Local political science professor sees Trump's indictment as a teaching moment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Here in the metro, conversations surrounding this afternoon's unprecedented court hearing are buzzing -- from homes to offices, and even classrooms. Park University Political Science professor Matt Harris is leaning into Donald Trump's indictment as a teaching moment.

The dubious legal theory at the heart of the Trump indictment, explained

There is something painfully anticlimactic about Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's indictment of former President Trump. It concerns not Trump's efforts to overthrow the duly elected government of the United States, but his alleged effort to cover up a possible extramarital affair with a porn star.

Trump Details Endless Legal Fights In Primetime Mar-A-Lago Address After Indictment

MAR-A-LAGO - Former President Donald Trump broke his silence for the first time since being indicted Tuesday during a primetime Mar-a-Lago address, where he detailed the endless legal battles he is facing as a 2024 presidential candidate. Trump started off his speech railing against Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, just hours after he was arraigned in New York City.

A 'surreal' day for Trump in court may only tear the country further apart | CNN Politics

There were two big things to fear before Tuesday's momentous first criminal arraignment of an ex-president of the United States.

Trump slams Bragg after pleading not guilty: 'I never thought anything like this could happen in America'

Former President Trump slammed Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg Tuesday from Mar-a-Lago, just hours after pleading not guilty to 34 counts of falsifying business records in the first degree related to alleged hush-money payments made ahead of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump charged: How the world reacted to his arrest

Pro-Kremlin Russian daily Izvestia, however, instead leads its coverage of Mr Trump's arrest with quotes from Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, who called the arrest "the crisis of liberalism". "This is when the system, which is declared as absolutely free, ends up devouring or denying itself," she said.

Local political analyst weighs in on Trump arraignment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Donald Trump appeared before a judge on Tuesday to be arraigned on a 34-count indictment. Each count, handed up by a grand jury, was for the felony of falsifying business records in the first degree. The charges stem from hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels.

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