Donald Trump urged prosecutors to drop the charges against him and insisted on his innocence in his first public remarks following his arraignment in federal court over mishandling classified materials.

"This day will go down in infamy,” Trump told a friendly audience at his Bedminster golf resort in New Jersey on Tuesday, dismissing the charges as "election interference” — offering a preview of how he will fight the case.

"I’m not the one who thinks I’m above the law. I’m the one who followed the law,” said Trump. "Joe Biden and his corrupt Department of Justice, they are above the law.”