But it’s a story that hasn’t always turned out to be true.
The former president claimed that officers at the New York court where he was arraigned earlier this month wept for him.
“They put me in and I’ll tell you people were crying, people who work there, professionally work there, who have no problem bringing in killers and see everybody,” he told Carlson. “It’s a tough, tough place and they were crying. They were actually crying. They said, “I’m sorry.”
Trump told Carlson — an admitted liar who has admitted to hating Trump “with a passion” in private messages — that people on the court were also telling him “2024, sir, 2024.”
“Tears were coming from their eyes,” Trump said. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Yet Trump has often claimed to have seen just that: people breaking down in tears in his presence, especially “tough guys” who never cried until they were defeated in meeting him.
Those stories weren’t always supported by evidence, such as a claim that farmers and ranchers cried behind him as he spoke at an event in 2017.