The only thing that slowed down Donald Trump’s arraignment last week was his own fingers, according to a new report from Yahoo News. A court employee had to provide lotion because his fingers were too dry to be fingerprinted, the report, which cited a law enforcement source, claimed.
According to Yahoo News, no one was visibly crying in the courthouse when Trump was arrested, which the former president claimed to Tucker Carlson in an interview that aired on Tuesday. The only delay in his arraignment came when he needed to moisten his fingers with lotion, because they were too dry for authorities to take his fingerprints, per the report.
Last Tuesday, a Manhattan grand jury indicted Trump on 34 felony business fraud charges, related to allegations of a $130,000 hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election.
Trump’s lawyer did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment. The Manhattan DA’s office did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
In an interview with Tucker Carlson that aired on Tuesday night, Trump said that employees wept as he was arrested.
“It’s a tough, tough place, and they were crying. They were actually crying. They said, ‘I’m sorry.’ They said, ‘2024, sir. 2024.’ And tears were pouring down their eyes,” Trump told Carlson.
A law enforcement source told Yahoo News, the claim was “absolute BS.”
“There were zero people crying. There were zero people saying ‘I’m sorry,'” the source told Yahoo.