Trump Verdict Sparks Anger And A Sense Of Unity

( – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has just become the first former president to be convicted of a felony—in fact, 34 felonies. Many Democrats hope this will end his chances of winning November’s election. But it looks like it’s given him a significant boost.

On May 30, a Manhattan jury convicted Trump on 34 counts of falsifying business records. Although this is normally a misdemeanor, District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) chose to prosecute it as a felony in this case, meaning there’s a chance Trump could be imprisoned for up to four years. President Biden is hoping to use the conviction to attack Trump, but it’s energized the GOP base, which sees it as a politically motivated prosecution (and the fact that Judge Juan Merchan, who took the case, donated to Biden isn’t helping).

Within hours of the verdict being announced, so many people visited Trump’s campaign donations page that the surge of traffic crashed the site. Senior Republicans have rallied around Trump, issuing messages of support and vowing to stand by their nominee. House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) openly accused Democrats of trying to interfere with the election by prosecuting Trump. Meanwhile, GOP strategist Alex Bruesewitz said the verdict had sparked “unprecedented levels of unity among Republicans.”

Trump allies are already starting to push back against the verdict. With Trump due for sentencing on July 11, but almost certain to appeal his conviction, conservatives are looking for ways to increase pressure on Democrats.

Mike Davis, who’s a possible candidate for attorney general in a new Trump administration, called on prosecutors in Georgia and Florida—where Trump is also facing trials—to start investigating Liberals on suspicion of election interference. Texas AG Ken Paxton says the US is now in “a battle of good versus evil.” If Biden thought this conviction was going to help him win re-election, it looks like he’s miscalculated badly.

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