June 25, 2024

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Trump: Conviction and the US Presidential Election

Trump: Conviction and the US Presidential Election

After Donald Trump was convicted of all the charges he was facing in a criminal trial in New York, the eyes of all analysts are turning to how this development will affect the upcoming US presidential elections, scheduled for next November.

According to many analysts, the impact of the decision is equivalent to an “earthquake” in the country’s political scene.

Even if the court’s decision does not influence voters enough to deny Trump victory, it intensifies political competition and increases political polarization.

Indeed, the most extreme among Trump supporters are calling for violence and riots, the assassination of political opponents and the “punishment” of the jury and judge who convicted their leader.

But what has been noted, so far, is that Trump’s presence at the trials, in the place of the accused, has not led to the outbreak of violence.

Crucial to political developments will be how his political rival and US President Joe Biden, as well as the Democratic Party, deal with the conviction.

Biden’s first reaction

In this direction, the first reaction came from Joe Biden to the decision issued in favor of Donald Trump by Michael Taylor. The director of communications for the US President’s campaign explained that no one is above the law.

In particular, Michael Tyler said: “Today in New York, we saw that no one is above the law.

Donald Trump always mistakenly believed that he would never face the consequences of breaking the law for personal gain. But today’s ruling does not change the fact that the American people face a simple reality. There is still only one way to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office: at the ballot box.

Whether Trump is convicted or not, he will be the Republican nominee for president.

The threat Trump poses to our democracy has never been greater. He is waging an increasingly incoherent campaign of revenge and revenge, promising to become a dictator “from day one” and calling for the “end” of our Constitution so he can regain and retain power.

A second Trump term means chaos, the destruction of Americans’ freedoms, and incitement to political violence, and the American people will reject this in November.

Trump’s statement

For his part, Donald Trump watched coolly as the jury confirmed his guilty verdict. Judge Juan Mercan set the sentencing date for July 11, three days before the start of the Republican National Convention, which is expected to formally nominate Trump for president.

Mercan thanked the jurors for their service. “No one can force you to do something you don’t want to do. The choice is yours,” he told them.

Trump, 77, has denied any wrongdoing and is expected to appeal the ruling. “That was a disgrace. This was a rigged trial by a conflicted and corrupt judge,” Trump told reporters afterward.

“The real judgment will come on November 5th by the people,” Trump said, adding: “I am a very innocent man.”

Condemnation

It is noteworthy that after two days of deliberations, the jury announced that they found Trump guilty of all 34 charges against him, while unanimity was a condition for issuing any ruling.

The charges relate to secretly paying money to porn star Stormy Daniels.