Live-Drawing The Manhattan Trump Trial

It’s a world in and of itself

Liza Donnelly
5 min readMay 1, 2024

Yesterday, I went to the Trump Criminal trial in Manhattan. As I waited in line to gain admittance into the building, I saw a man walking his dog nearby the few chanting Trump supporters.

One supporter had a large flag with a message that seemed to urge Trump to finish the wall. A woman who was blowing leaves paused to watch them. She later came over to our lines and moved us around like a pro in order to blow leaves from around our feet — there weren’t hardly any, but she was on a mission I think to be a part of it all. By the way, the Trump supporters number from four to ten people, at most.

Why the Santa suit?

Suddenly a man in a spiffy suit ran by with an American flag, holding his coffee. He disappeared after a few moments.

While in line, I spotted a few celeb journalists: Maggie Haberman of the NY Times and Ari Melber from MSNBC (did not draw him, sadly).