A little something to lighting the mood, this is funny
151 years before Trump was indicted, Ulysses S. Grant was arrested for speeding on a horse-drawn carriage
Trump may be the first former president to face criminal charges, but he isn’t the first president to have a run-in with the law, according to Insider. President Ulysses S. Grant was arrested in 1872 for speeding on his horse-drawn carriage in Washington, D.C., after ignoring a warning from a police officer a day earlier.
Grant apparently looked like a “schoolboy who had been caught in a guilty act by a teacher,” the officer reportedly said in his account of the incident, saying he told Grant: “I cautioned you yesterday, Mr. President, about fast driving, and you said, sir, that it would not occur again … I am very sorry, Mr. President, to have to do it, for you are the chief of the nation, and I am nothing but a policeman, but duty is duty, sir, and I will have to place you under arrest.”
Insider says that “officers at the station were reportedly unsure if they could charge a sitting president if he’d not been impeached.” In the end, the president paid a $20 bond but didn’t show up to court.