Donald Trump could be first president to be arrested since 19th Century leader Ulysses S. Grant
Donald Trump could become the first US president since Ulysses S Grant to be arrested if Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bagg chooses to indict him on charges relating to a hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.
The 45th president announced today that he is expecting to be arrested on Tuesday by New York authorities after his lawyers paid Daniels a total of $130,000 to keep quiet about their alleged affair.
He would be the first president to be put into handcuffs since Ulysses S. Grant was pulled over for speeding in his horse and buggy.
The 18th president was pulled over by a police officer in 1876, with officer William West telling him: ‘Duty is duty sir, and I will have to place you under arrest.’
A mother and child were reportedly injured by a joyrider, and police discovered the President was among the reckless riders in the area.
Grant was reportedly a ‘notorious speed demon’ who had previously been warned about his speed – and claimed that he didn’t know he was going too fast.
While his buggy did not have a speedometer, it was the second time he was caught racing around the roads in the capital and ultimately paid a $20 to walk free.
Even if Trump is arrested in connection to the payments, he could still run for president and sit again in the White House.
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