President Bukele says the US has lost the arguments of “democracy” and “free and fair elections”.

El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele has stated that it will be difficult for the United States to speak in terms of “democracy” and “free elections” following a jury’s decision to charge former President Donald Trump with paying for the silence of an actress.

Bukele further noted that the US would not be able to speak about political persecution after the jury’s decision. Trump, who is now a presidential candidate, described the charges as “political persecution.”

“Unfortunately, it will be very difficult for US foreign policy to use arguments like ‘democracy’ and ‘free and fair elections,’ or to try to condemn ‘political persecution’ in other countries from now on,” President Bukele tweeted from his official account.

A grand jury in a New York court voted in favor of indicting Donald Trump for the payment to purchase the silence of an actress before the 2016 election, according to US media reports.

For his part, President Trump said that his indictment is “political persecution and electoral interference,” while Daniels’ lawyer said that “no one is above the law.”

“From the moment I came down the golden escalators of Trump Tower, and even before I was sworn in as President of the United States, the radical left Democrats, the enemy of the hardworking men and women of this country, have launched a witch hunt to destroy the Make America Great Again movement,” Trump criticized.

Earlier, President Bukele made an ironic comment about the situation of former President Trump: “imagine if this happened to a prominent opposition presidential candidate here in El Salvador.”