WATCH: Trump Defense Rests Its Case But Trump Says He 'Won't Be Resting' On The Campaign Trail

On Tuesday, testimony in the case brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) against presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump concluded when the defense concluded its questioning of Michael Cohen's former advisor, Robert Costello. The defense resting its case concludes weeks of testimony that saw over 20 witnesses testify in the case against the former president.

"We'll be resting pretty quickly, meaning resting the case," Trump said outside the courtroom. "I won't be resting. I don't rest. I'd like to rest sometimes, but I don't get to rest." The defense's decision to rest their case sets the stage for closing arguments to take place next week, where the attorneys from both sides will have the opportunity to make one last ditch effort to convince the jury of the defendant's guilt or innocence. Following closing arguments, Judge Juan Merchan will then spend about an hour instructing the jury before they head to deliberate and decide on a verdict.

While Trump is subject to a gag order from Judge Merchan, many of his defenders were able to go to bat for him during a press conference outside the courthouse. Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., described the case as a "disastrous precedent."

"What it's doing is setting a disastrous precedent for our legal system for justice in America," Trump's eldest son said. "If if can happen to Donald Trump, and if they will try to do this to someone like Donald Trump with a platform, hundreds of millions of followers, and the ability to fight, they will do it to anyone."

"They have weaponized this system against their political enemies, and they have started to go down a very dangerous and a very slippery slope. This insanity cannot stand. This kind of bias cannot be allowed to happen in the United States of America or anywhere else. If this was going on right now in a third-world banana republic, there would be people screaming about it," he continued. "You people, the media, would be outraged. Instead, as I presume you're fine with whatever the results are as long as it is against Donald Trump, your silence is deafening, and it's disgusting. This cannot stand, and it cannot be allowed to continue."

In addition to his eldest son, Trump was joined by a plethora of other Republican officials and commentators from across the country, including former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-FL), Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R-TX), Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-MO), Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL), Rep. Dan Meuser (R-PA), Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX), Rep. Dale Strong (R-AL), Rep. Maria Salazar (R-FL), Sebastian Gorka, Chuck Zito, Joe Piscopo, and Bill White.


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