Trump indictment updates: Trump speaks out on charges from Mar-a-Lago

Donald Trump is the first former U.S. president to be indicted.

Former President Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records, after being indicted by a Manhattan grand jury last week.

He is the first former U.S. president to be indicted.

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Trump: 'Very dark cloud over our beloved country'

In his closing remarks, former President Donald Trump said there is a "very dark cloud over our beloved country."

He addressed the crowd for about 25 minutes.

Trump begins speech from Mar-a-Lago

Former President Donald Trump has started his address at his Mar-a-Lago estate, hours after he was arraigned on criminal charges.

"God bless you all. I never thought anything like this could happen in America," were Trump's first words.

Trump claimed the "fake case" was brought "only to interfere with the upcoming 2024 election" and said it should be "dropped immediately."

Some Trump family members at Mar-a-Lago for speech

Some members of Donald Trump's family just entered the Mar-a-Lago ballroom for the former president's remarks.

Trump's son Donald Trump Jr., with Kimberly Guilfoyle, and his daughter Tiffany Trump entered the room to loud applause from the crowd.

-ABC News' Will Steakin

Trump still revising speech less than an hour before scheduled remarks

Former President Donald Trump was still revising his speech less than an hour before his scheduled remarks at 8:15 p.m. ET, sources said.

Sources said he spent the entire flight to Florida working on his speech. While his remarks are expected to be in a teleprompter, aides are preparing for him to go off script.

Sources described Trump's mood as "determined, resolute and up for the challenge," though that he was also "angry" leaving court this afternoon.

-ABC News' Katherine Faulders, John Santucci and Rachel Scott

Indictment unsealed

The indictment against former President Donald Trump has been unsealed.

Prosecutors allege Trump "employed a 'catch and kill' scheme to identify, purchase, and bury negative information about him and boost his electoral prospects," and "went to great lengths to hide this conduct, causing dozens of false entries in business records to conceal criminal activity, including attempts to violate state and federal election laws."

Prosecutors allege, "In one instance, American Media Inc. ('AMI'), paid $30,000 to a former Trump Tower doorman, who claimed to have a story about a child TRUMP had out of wedlock," though the story wasn't true.

"The People of the State of New York allege that Donald J. Trump repeatedly and fraudulently falsified New York business records to conceal crimes that hid damaging information from the voting public during the 2016 presidential election," Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said in a statement. "The trail of money and lies exposes a pattern that, the People allege, violates one of New York’s basic and fundamental business laws."