Observer uses AI to imagine what it might look like if police do take Trump down
As police officers in New York City and Washington DC prepare for potential riots should Donald Trump be indicted on allegations that he paid money to shut up a porn star, startling new images have emerged that appear to show that the former president is being arrested.
However, the shocking scenes in which Trump is taken down by police officers are not real, but have in fact been created using artificial intelligence technology by Bellingcat journalist Eliot Higgins.
Some of the fake footage shows Trump being chased by police officers down the street as his wife Melania screams. Others show the former president in jail in an orange jumpsuit.
The sequence shows Trump being arrested, standing trial in an orange jumpsuit, and has been created using Midjourney v5 artificial intelligence imagers. The images went viral on Twitter, with many users saying they initially thought the images were real.
“Legit thought these were real,” one person tweeted, while another said: “We really should watermark these revealing they are AI generated and not real.”
As police officers in New York City and Washington DC prepare for potential riots should Donald Trump be indicted on allegations that he paid money to shut up a porn star, footage has emerged that appears to show the former president being arrested. .
But in reality, the footage, which shows Trump being shot down by police officers, has been created by Bellingcat journalist Eliot Higgins using artificial intelligence technology.
Some of the fake footage shows Trump being chased by police officers down the street as his wife Melania screams.
It comes after Trump claimed without evidence that he was going to be arrested today and called on his supporters to “protest, protest, protest” in response to a possible indictment over the former president’s alleged money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Amid fears of protests and riots, police officers are out in full force in New York City, where a grand jury is deliberating on secret money allegations, and in Washington, DC, a city conscious of the Trump loyalists revolt in the Capitol building two years ago.
Trump has declared himself the victim of a “stormy Daniels ‘Horseface’ extortion plot,” saying he is the subject of a series of investigations by “horrifying radical left-wing Democrats.”
Trump said on Truth Social last night: ‘They’re not coming for me, they’re coming for you.’ I only get in his way. And I will always get in his way.
Many lawmakers and politicians on both sides of the aisle have said no one wants a repeat of Jan. 6, and Republicans say they don’t expect the demonstrations to turn violent, but warned that instead of a “political circus” around any potential charges.
Trump’s arrest is believed to be imminent because he was offered the chance to speak to the grand jury this week about the $130,000 payments, made just before the election, but refused to testify.
Lawyers for the former president recruited Robert Costello, a lawyer with close ties to numerous key Trump advisers, including Michael Cohen, to testify against Cohen.
Prosecutors invited him to appear after saying he had information to undermine the credibility of Cohen, a former Trump attorney and mediator who later turned on him and later became a key witness in the Manhattan district attorney’s investigation.
One of the fake images shows Trump’s wife, Melania, screaming after Trump’s arrest.
An AI-generated image of Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, as part of a series of fake images imagining the events of an imaginary arrest.
Computer-Generated Images Imagine a Scene of Trump Being Detained by Police
Other fake images show the former president in jail in an orange jumpsuit
A fake AI-generated image of Trump in an orange jumpsuit in prison
The images, created using artificial intelligence imagers, have since gone viral on Twitter with some users saying they initially thought some of the images were real.
Costello had provided legal services to Cohen several years ago after Cohen himself became entangled in the federal investigation into the hush money payments. At a news conference after his grand jury appearance, Costello told reporters that he had come forward because he did not believe Cohen, who has pleaded guilty to federal crimes and served prison time, could be trusted.
“If they want to go after Donald Trump and they have solid evidence, so be it,” Costello said. “But Michael Cohen is far from hard evidence.”
Responding to Costello’s claims on MSNBC later Monday, Cohen said Costello was never his attorney and “lacks a sense of truth.”
“Disbarred attorney Michael Cohen is said to have been cut dry today after his highly respected former attorney and legal advisor, Robert Costello, made quite an impression not only on the prosecutor’s office, but also on the grand jury itself,” he wrote. Trump.
He is known to be a great lawyer and a very honorable man. He told the media that he could no longer listen to the lies that Cohen was spreading. He told the TRUTH, with papers, documents and support. He left ZERO doubts.
‘THE DA WILL DO THE RIGHT THING!’
On Monday night, Trump listed what he saw as unfair investigations into him and his government, and vowed to fight back.
Trump’s lawyer said the former president continues to deny the substance of the allegations of a sexual relationship with Stormy Daniels (pictured together) and called the $130,000 a “nuisance payment” that rich or famous people sometimes pay to make them disappear. a distracting situation.
The New York Police Department walks past Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in midtown Manhattan amid concerns about possible riots in the event of an indictment against former President Donald Trump by the Manhattan district attorney’s office.
He said: ‘These four horrible radical left-wing Democrat investigations of your favorite president of all time, me, is just a continuation of the most disgusting witch-hunt in the history of our country.
‘It has gone on forever, with Russia, Russia, Russia and Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine and the Mueller hoax. It is an absolute shame what is happening. They even spied on my campaign.
And remember this: with all the work you did with Mueller, there is no collusion. That was the answer. It was all, no collusion.
Trump told supporters he was under attack by “sick” prosecutors determined to bring him down, insisting they saw him as a threat to Democratic power and needed to be stopped.
The former president added: “Whether it was the Mar-a-Lago raid, or the unselected committee hoax, the perfect phone call from Georgia, it was absolutely perfect, or the extortion plot by Stormy ‘Horse Face’ Daniels, all they are sick.
And it’s fake news. Our enemies are desperate to stop us because they know that we are the only ones who can stop them.
And they know it very well. And they’re looking at the polls where, not me, but us, we’re up by a lot. They can’t even believe it.
Trump, who declared in November that he was running for re-election in 2024, told supporters they needed to return him to the White House.