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Florida CFO Suggests Public Funding for Trump's Legal Defense

Florida's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis has suggested that the state should consider using public funds to help pay for former President Donald Trump's legal defense against a slew of criminal and civil charges.

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Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis, right, suggested public funding for Trump's legal defense to fight "liberal prosecutors." (Getty Images)

Patronis, who is a Republican, made the suggestion during an appearance on Fox News on Monday. He said that Trump is being "persecuted" by "liberal prosecutors" and that the state should step in to help him defend himself.

"I think that if you're going to have a situation where someone is being persecuted by a liberal prosecutor who is weaponizing the law, then maybe the state should step in and help them defend themselves," Patronis said.

Patronis' suggestion has been met with mixed reactions. Some people have praised him for standing up for Trump, while others have criticized him for suggesting that the state should use taxpayer money to help a private citizen.

It is unclear whether Patronis' suggestion will be taken seriously by Florida lawmakers. The state legislature is currently in session, and it is possible that Patronis could introduce a bill to create a fund to help pay for Trump's legal defense.

However, it is also possible that Patronis' suggestion will go nowhere. The Republican-controlled legislature is unlikely to pass a bill that would be seen as helping Trump, especially given the fact that he is facing a number of serious legal charges.

Patronis' suggestion is just the latest example of the deep divisions in American politics. Trump is a polarizing figure, and his legal troubles have only served to further divide the country.

It remains to be seen whether Patronis' suggestion will be taken seriously by Florida lawmakers, but it is clear that Trump's legal troubles are far from over.

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