Indicting Trump is an American first. Is it also 'un-American'?

Reactions to the historic development have fallen into a few categories

Donald Trump.
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A grand jury in Manhattan on Thursday indicted former President Donald Trump on what's reported to be more than two dozen counts, making Trump the first former president charged with a crime. It won't be clear what Trump is being charged with until the indictment is unsealed at his arraignment, after his surrender and arrest. But the indictment itself has already made history.

Just about everyone agrees that charging a former U.S. president is a very big deal, one that's compounded by Trump's already unusual decision to seek a second term after losing re-election. But from there, reactions to the historic indictment fell into a few categories.

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