Trump's First Stop After Leaving Miami Courthouse Isn't Mar-a-Lago: 'Absolutely BRILLIANT'


Former President Donald Trump chose not to immediately return to his Mar-a-Lago estate following his arraignment at the Miami federal courthouse Tuesday, but hit a favorite spot in the city instead.

There are numerous social media posts of the 45th president stopping at Versailles Cuban Bakery, where he received an outpouring of support.

Newsmax host Eric Bolling tweeted, “Absolutely BRILLIANT call to stop at Cafe Versailles. An awesome Cuban bakery in Miami. Calle Ocho.”

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While there, Trump got serenaded with a rendition of “Happy Birthday.”

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Trump responded by saying, “What a great group of people,” and said he would pay for everyone’s food in the cafe.

“Food for everyone,” Trump told the restaurant’s owner.

A small group gathered and prayed with the former president.

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Florida GOP Congressman Byron Donalds tweeted, “The power of PRAYER. May God bless and keep President Trump and his family.”

All the positivity was just too much for CNN host Jake Tapper, who directed his control room to not show any more footage from the bakery.

“I don’t need to see any more of that. He’s trying to turn it into a spectacle and into a campaign ad. That is enough of that. We’ve seen it already,” Tapper said.

Apparently the juxtaposition of CNN pushing the narrative, “Trump’s a very bad guy, maybe even a criminal” didn’t work well with all the smiling, happy people around him.

Meanwhile, Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich responded to the scene, “Incredible. This is why nobody in the Republican field can beat him. Maybe that will change, but doubtful.”

Americans — people in general — like to see their leaders display grace under pressure.

It is reminiscent, in a way, of Ronald Reagan’s response after he was shot in 1981.

He quipped to the medical staff at George Washington University Hospital about to operate on him, “Please tell me you’re all Republicans.”

The people loved it!

Reagan’s approval rating rocketed up to 73 percent in a Washington Post/ABC News poll.

Obviously, what Trump experienced Tuesday was not as consequential or pressure-filled as the attempt on Reagan’s life, but the Biden administration is trying to kill the Republican’s political life.

In fact, the Justice Department has charged Trump with enough alleged crimes to keep him in jail for the rest of his days on this earth, over alleged document-handling offenses.


Trump displayed leadership today and he has rightly earned plaudits.

UPDATE, June 15, 2023: According to the Miami New Times, Trump failed to deliver on his promise of “Food for everyone!” “It turns out no one got anything. Not even a cafecito to-go,” the outlet reported. “A knowledgeable source assures New Times that Donald Trump’s stop at Versailles totaled about ten minutes, leaving no time for anyone to eat anything, much less place an order.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 3,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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