U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Monrovia) and a notable group of guests joined former President Donald Trump on Tuesday at his "hush money" trial in New York City.

in attendance were Donald Trump, Jr., former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Sebastian Gorka and a group of GOP congressmen. 

In a post to his Facebook account, Strong wrote, "I was proud to stand with President Trump today. The American people know that this trial is about politics and not justice. It is just one more step in the Biden plan to attack and damage President Trump. The Democrats cannot win an election that is fair and honest so they have weaponized our court system to try and do what they cannot do at the ballot box."

Outside of the courtroom, Strong delivered a fiery speech about why he made the trip.

"I wanted to come here and see it myself so the common people of this country can understand what’s going on: it’s election interference at a level never seen before."

"We're keeping a candidate that is leading the Republican Party from campaigning throughout this country," he added. "He wants to talk about ... inflation. He wants to talk about fuel prices throughout this country. He wants to talk about why interest rates for those that are wanting to build homes is at 6%-7%, and people can't reach their dreams. Let's just put it what it is: This is election interference at the highest level so that this candidate cannot tell his story throughout this country, but I'm going to tell you right now. The American people see right through it."

According to Fox News, Trump's defense team rested their case on Tuesday morning after only calling two witnesses during the five-week trial. The jury is expected to begin deliberations next Wednesday following Memorial Day.

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