Donald Trump

After pleading not guilty to criminal charges, former President Donald Trump waved and flashed a thumbs up to the spectators outside the federal courthouse in downtown Miami. He then went to a Cuban restaurant, where he cheerfully greeted waiting supporters in a camera-ready scenario reminiscent of a campaign stop, and he later railed against the charges in front of a pleasant gathering of invited visitors at a private golf course he owns.

The gravity of becoming the first former president charged with a federal felony was clear in the largely unseen moments Tuesday — his attorney submitting his plea, Trump sitting grim-faced with arms folded across his chest.