REACTIONS: Jury Finds Trump Guilty on All 34 Counts

On May 30, 2024 a jury in New York delivered a bombshell to the campaign, finding former President Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, guilty on all 34 counts in People v. Donald J. Trump, the "hush money" trial held in the New York County Supreme Court (1, 2).


Donald J. Trump for President 2024, Inc
May 30, 2024

President Donald J. Trump to Deliver Remarks in New York, New York

President Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America, will deliver Remarks in New York, New York, on Friday, May 31st, 2024, at 11:00AM EDT.
 
Date and Time
Friday, May 31st, 2024 11:00AM EDT
 
Venue
Trump Tower
725 5th Avenue
New York, New York 10022
 
Timeline of Events
11:00AM – 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump to Deliver Remarks



Donald J. Trump for President 2024, Inc

May 30, 2024 rec'd 12:03 PM ET

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Rigged Biden Trial Verdict

"This was a disgrace. This was a rigged trial by a conflicted judge who was corrupt. It's a rigged trial, a disgrace. They wouldn't give us a venue change. We were at 5% or 6% in this district, in this area. This was a rigged, disgraceful trial.
 
The real verdict is going to be November 5th by the people. And they know what happened here, and everybody knows what happened here. You have a Soros-backed DA, and the whole thing, we didn't do a thing wrong.
 
I'm a very innocent man, and it's okay, I'm fighting for our country. I'm fighting for our Constitution. Our whole country is being rigged right now.
 
This was done by the Biden administration in order to wound or hurt an opponent, a political opponent. And I think it's just a disgrace. And we'll keep fighting. We'll fight till the end, and we'll win because our country has gone to hell.
 
We don't have the same country anymore. We have a divided mess. We're a nation in decline, serious decline, millions and millions of people pouring into our country right now from prisons and from mental institutions, terrorists, and they're taking over our country. We have a country that's in big trouble.
 
But this was a rigged decision right from Day One. With a conflicted judge who should have never been allowed to try this case. Never. And we will fight for our Constitution. This is long from over. Thank you very much."
 
- President Donald J. Trump

Make America Great Again Inc.
May 30, 2024 rec'd 1:26 PM ET

Republicans Rally Around President Trump

House Speaker Mike Johnson: "Today is a shameful day in American history. Democrats cheered as they convicted the leader of the opposing party on ridiculous charges, predicated on the testimony of a disbarred, convicted felon. 

 

This was a purely political exercise, not a legal one. The weaponization of our justice system has been a hallmark of the Biden Administration, and the decision today is further evidence that Democrats will stop at nothing to silence dissent and crush their political opponents. 

 

The American people see this as lawfare, and they know it is wrong—and dangerous. President Trump will rightfully appeal this absurd verdict—and he WILL WIN!"

 

House Majority Leader Steve Scalise: "Extremist Democrats have undermined democracy by weaponizing the courts to operate like a banana republic that targets their political opponents.

 

Today’s verdict is a defeat for Americans who believe in the critical legal tenet that justice is blind. It was clear from the start that Biden teamed up with heavily biased DA Alvin Bragg to go after his political opponent regardless of wrongdoing—while hardened criminals are set free in New York to commit more violent crimes against innocent citizens.

 

This is nothing more than an attempt to interfere with the 2024 election. The radical Democrats behind this abuse of our justice system will not prevail. The voters will settle this on November 5th."

 

Gov. Ron DeSantis: "Today’s verdict represents the culmination of a legal process that has been bent to the political will of the actors involved: a leftist prosecutor, a partisan judge and a jury reflective of one of the most liberal enclaves in America—all in an effort to 'get' Donald Trump. 

 

That this case—involving alleged misdemeanor business records violations from nearly a decade ago—was even brought is a testament to the political debasement of the justice system in places like New York City. This is especially true considering this same district attorney routinely excuses criminal conduct in a way that has endangered law-abiding citizens in his jurisdiction. 

 

It is often said that no one is above the law, but it is also true that no one is below the law. If the defendant were not Donald Trump, this case would never have been brought, the judge would have never issued similar rulings, and the jury would have never returned a guilty verdict. In America, the rule of law should be applied in a dispassionate, even-handed manner, not become captive to the political agenda of some kangaroo court."

 

Senate Minority Whip John Thune: "This case was politically motivated from the beginning, and today's verdict does nothing to absolve the partisan nature of this prosecution. Regardless of outcome, more and more Americans are realizing that we cannot survive four more years of Joe Biden. With President Trump in the White House and a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, we can finally end the disastrous Biden-Schumer agenda that's crushing American families and businesses."

 

Senate Republican Conference Chair John Barrasso: "The case in New York against President Trump has never been about justice. Democrats are weaponizing the justice system against a political opponent. 

 

Elections are decided in voting booths, not courtrooms. 

 

President Trump will keep fighting to get America back on track."

 

Sen. Tim Scott: "Absolute injustice. This erodes our justice system. Hear me clearly: You cannot silence the American people. You cannot stop us from voting for change. Joe Biden — you’re fired. We the People stand with Donald J. Trump."

 

Gov. Doug Burgum: "This verdict is a travesty of justice. The judge was a Biden donor. The prosecutors were Biden supporters. This Lawfare should scare every American. The American people will have their say in November."

 

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders: "This is a politically-motivated sham trial.

 

The American people decide our elections.

 

Donald Trump will be our next president."

 

 

Gov. Greg Abbott: "This was a sham show trial. The Kangaroo Court will never stand on appeal. 

 

Americans deserve better than a sitting U.S. President weaponizing our justice system against a political opponent— all to win an election. 

 

We must FIRE Joe Biden in November."

 

Sen. Rick Scott: "This was a sham trial and the clearest example we’ve ever seen of election interference. I am furious and no American is safe from Democrat political persecution.

 

Joe Biden and the Democrat machine manufactured a legal case against Trump to win an election. I went to New York to stand with President Trump and the American voters will stand with him this November."

 

 

Sen. J.D. Vance: "This decision is a disgrace to the rule of law and our Constitution. Dems invented a felony to 'get Trump,' with the help of a Soros funded prosecutor and a Biden donor Judge, who rigged the entire case to get this outcome.

 

This isn't justice, it's election interference."

 

Sen. John Cornyn: "This verdict is a disgrace, and this trial should have never happened. Now more than ever, we need to rally around [President Donald Trump], take back the White House and Senate, and get this country back on track. The real verdict will be Election Day."

 

Sen. Steve Daines: "This verdict is a sham and the American people know it. Dems weaponized the justice system and held a trial worthy of a banana republic. The judge is a donor to [Joe Biden]’s campaign & displayed extreme bias. This verdict should be overturned on appeal for justice to be served."

 

Sen. Marco Rubio: "The verdict in New York is a complete travesty that makes a mockery of our system of justice.

 

A political show trial conducted by an openly pro-Biden judge whose daughter makes money off the case, a jury from the most liberal county in America, absurd and ridiculous charges and outrageous jury instructions that guaranteed guilty verdicts.

 

Biden and the Trump deranged left will stop at nothing to remain in power."

 

Sen. Tom Cotton: "This verdict, like the case itself, is a travesty of justice. The nakedly partisan judge biased the trial at every turn, from allowing an unconstitutional indictment in the first place to excluding key evidence to rigging the jury instructions. The American people will see right through Joe Biden and the Democrats’ weaponization of the legal system."

 

Sen. Ted Cruz: "This is a dark day for America. 

 

This entire trial has been a sham, and it is nothing more than political persecution. The only reason they prosecuted Donald Trump is because Democrats are terrified that he will win reelection. 

 

This disgraceful decision is legally baseless and should be overturned promptly on appeal. Any judge with a modicum of integrity would recognize that this entire trial has been utterly fraudulent."

 

House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik: "Today’s verdict shows how corrupt, rigged, and unAmerican the weaponized justice system has become under Joe Biden and Democrats. I fully support President Trump appealing this decision and look forward to a higher New York Court to deliver justice and overturn this verdict. The facts are clear: this was a zombie case illegally brought forward by a corrupt prosecutor doing Joe Biden’s political bidding in a desperate attempt to save Joe Biden’s failing campaign. 

 

The case hinged on the testimony of a convicted felon who was disbarred for lying and perjured himself when he lied to Congress. This sham trial was overseen by a corrupt and highly unethical Judge who is a Biden donor and whose own family has directly profited from this case. This corrupt Democrat Judge imposed a clearly unconstitutional gag order on President Trump and his team. This corrupt Democrat Judge routinely sided with the prosecution and prevented President Trump’s defense from calling a critical witness to the stand. The prosecution team that brought forward this case consisted of a Soros-funded Far Left Democrat District Attorney on a vendetta, Democrat political operatives, and Democrat donors.

 

From the start, the weaponized scales of justice were stacked against President Trump. Joe Biden, Far Left Democrats, and their stenographers in the mainstream media have made it clear they will stop at nothing to prevent President Trump from returning to the White House. We must work around the clock to ensure President Trump is victorious this November to save America from Biden’s failed Far Left Democrat agenda and the illegal weaponization of the justice system against the American people."

 

Sen. Tommy Tuberville: "This is pure election interference and the American people will see through it. We can't have a two-tier justice system. If we don't return to our Constitution, which guarantees every U.S. citizen the right to free speech and the right to a fair trial by an impartial jury, we are no better than Venezuela or communist China."

 

Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy: "President Trump’s only “crime” is running against Joe Biden in 2024. The American people see right through this weaponization of the legal system."

 

Gov. Kristi Noem: "Massively conflicted, Biden donor and Liberal judge + stacked jury with unconstitutional jury instructions + radical leftist prosecutor = wrongful conviction.

 

President Trump did nothing wrong, and even the liberal media knows it. 

 

The judge violated Trump’s constitutional rights and did everything in his power to get this outcome despite the clear evidence Trump was innocent. 

 

No doubt Trump will be easily vindicated soon as the case will obviously be overturned on appeal."

 

Sen. Marsha Blackburn: "There was no way [President Donald Trump] was going to get a fair trial in New York City with: 

- A liberal DA who campaigned on targeting Trump. 

- A partisan judge who has donated to Joe Biden. 

- A prosecutor who is a former Biden DOJ official and consultant for the DNC.

 

Total witch hunt."

 

Sen. Mike Lee: "A sad day for America. The verdict against Donald Trump, marred by unclear charges and irregular jury instructions, sets a dangerous precedent. This was a political prosectuion to help Joe Biden, a weaponization of our justice system that threatens the very fabric of our Republic."

 

Sen. Ron Johnson: "After this travesty of justice, our judicial system will never be the same. How can this not be considered the most egregious example of election interference?"

 

Sen. Roger Marshall: "The political persecution of Donald Trump is the most egregious miscarriage of justice in our nation’s history. This happens in banana republics, under authoritarian regimes, not here in America. The true judge and jury will speak loudly in November, and Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States."

 

Sen. Mike Braun: "This case was a blatant abuse of our justice system as a political weapon by a radical prosecutor trying to interfere in the election, and the verdict proves that this was just a show trial all along. Trump is going to win in November because Americans are sick of these political games when the price of everything has doubled in 4 years and the world is at war because of Joe Biden’s weakness and incompetence."

 

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: "The future of this country should — and will — be decided by the American people in an election, not by 12 New Yorkers in a travesty of a politicized courtroom."

 

Rep. Jim Jordan: "The verdict is a travesty of justice. 

 

The Manhattan kangaroo court shows what happens when our justice system is weaponized by partisan prosecutors in front of a biased judge with an unfair process, designed to keep President Trump off the campaign trail and avoid bringing attention to President Biden’s failing radical policies. 

 

Americans see through Democrats' lawfare tactics and know President Trump will be vindicated on appeal."

 

Vivek Ramaswamy: "The prosecutor is a politician who promised to nail Trump. 

 

The judge’s daughter is a Democrat operative who literally *raised $$ from the trial* while her father presided over it. 

 

The jury instructions said they didn’t have to agree on the crime to convict. 

 

This will backfire."

 

Rep. James Comer: "Today is a sad day for all Americans. This verdict in New York is another example of Democrats being relentless in their pursuit to weaponize the courts, abuse America’s judicial system, and target President Joe Biden’s political opposition. One thing is clear: Democrats are afraid to face Donald Trump. Americans will make their voices heard this November."

 

Rep. Michael Waltz: "The genie is out of the bottle. This trial was always about taking President Trump off the ballot because Biden has nothing else to run on. 

 

Democrats tried to remove Trump off the ballot in Maine & Colorado.  They unleashed a politicized justice system against him. 

 

This judge, jurisdiction, and jury instructions preordained President’s Trump’s legal fate. Americans see right through this and will continue to fight to elect him back to the White House!"

 

Rep. Jim Banks: "The New York trial was a total sham that was rigged from the beginning. 12 liberal jurors don’t decide who the next president is. We the people do.

The final verdict comes on November 5th when we the people will vote to send Trump back to the White House! I STAND WITH TRUMP!"

 

Rep. Matt Gaetz: "This verdict is the corrupt result of a corrupt trial, a corrupt judge, and a corrupt DA. 

We will stand with President Trump now more than ever to save the country."

 

Rep. Byron Donalds: "What happened in NY is disaster verdict by a crooked judge and a crooked prosecution. Donald Trump is innocent. To hell with what the jury said. America, this is what a political prosecution looks like. 

 

Remember  in November!"

 

Rep. Lisa McClain: "Sham court, sham trial. 

 

If Donald Trump’s name wasn’t Donald Trump, he would’ve been acquitted. What a travesty."

 

Rep. Eli Crane: "Americans know this was a total sham trial and the continuation of a disgraceful witch hunt against President Trump. 

 

The record will be set straight on November 5th."

 

Rep. Dan Crenshaw: "A disgraceful moment for our country, when activism and emotion trampled longstanding judicial principles and standards. This case is ripe to be overturned on appeal, as it should be, and Donald Trump will be reelected in November. Ultimately this will blow up in the left’s smirking, pretentious little faces."

 

Rep. Anna Paulina Luna: "SHAM CASE. 

SHAM JUDGE. 

SHAM VERDICT. 

 

President Trump is innocent, and everyone knows it. Our justice system has been weaponized against political opponents. This is what happens in banana republics, not in America."

 

Rep. Wesley Hunt: "Today is a sad and terrible day in American history. 

 

Partisan actors and a judge who is a Biden donor acting in bad faith turned the American judicial system in New York into a firing squad to destroy Joe Biden’s top political opponent. 

 

Prosecuting political enemies and opposition leaders are the actions of third world dictators, not the leaders of the world’s leading democracy, and yet here we are in uncharted territory. 

 

Americans believe in our Republic and they believe in justice, but what happened today was an assault on our founding principles and a miscarriage of justice. 

 

We have gone over a cliff in this nation, when a former President of the United States can be targeted by lawfare and “convicted” of crimes that do NOT exist. 

 

This type of political warfare against President Trump has changed America and our political discourse forever. 

 

We will NOT be deterred, because this is the last best hope of freedom in the world, but that light is going out.  President Trump is fighting for the survival of our nation and the REAL verdict is coming on November 5th."

 

Rep. Lance Gooden: "Today is a dark day for America. This farce of a verdict stems from a Democratic jury, a Democratic prosecutor, and a Democratic judge. 

 

The American people know that the Biden Trial was a sham from start to finish, and voters will deliver the only verdict that matters in November."

 

Rep. Nancy Mace: "The outpouring of support for President Trump suggests one thing: this administration has broken our justice system. 

 

Now, it is in the hands of the American people to fix it."

 

Rep. Anthony D'Esposito: "I served with the NYPD for 15 years, I know bad judges & bad verdicts when I see them. 

 

Today’s ruling was a miscarriage of justice — a partisan witch-hunt that imperils our democracy. @HouseGOP stands with 45 & 47."

 

Rep. Carol Miller: "This is a sad day for the United States. This verdict is clearly politically motivated, and it's terrible that politics has corrupted our justice system. When President Trump is reelected in November with Republican majorities in the House and Senate we will ensure that people are punished for committing crimes and not because of their politics."

 

Rep. Erin Houchin: "Today is a sad day in America. This trial and verdict should never have happened. I never imagined we would witness a former President of the United States being politically prosecuted. This is a clear miscarriage of justice, and the American people won’t forget this corrupt, two-tiered system. It’s a travesty that we are witnessing this level of election interference in our country. I look forward to President Trump’s appeal of this verdict and its reversal."

 

Rep. Russell Fry: "What a disgrace! 

 

A politically motivated prosecutor brings a bogus case before a politically compromised judge in the bluest jurisdiction in America. The politically biased jury believes the words of a star witness for the prosecution — a gentleman with perjury issues and a big credibility problem. All to convict the leading Republican candidate for president. 

 

Shameful!"

 

Rep. Scott Perry: "These are the actions of a dictator, plain and simple. Joe Biden has corrupted the awesome power of the U.S. government. His and his radical Left minions’ weaponization of 'lawfare' to destroy their political opponents is nothing more than a Soviet-style show trial, replete with fake charges, the impossibility of innocence, and a predetermined outcome; it’s clear to anyone who even remotely values and respects our Constitution. 

 

Donald Trump has been persecuted relentlessly at the hands of the Left for political gain, and the American People know it – which is why he’s even more strongly supported around the Nation. 

 

Joe Biden has crushed our economy, imperiled our national interests and security, and emboldened our enemies. His actions set us squarely in line with the Third World. Today it’s Trump. If they can manufacture the crime to fit the man, guess what? You’re  next. Joe Biden and his minions must be defeated in November.  America can’t withstand any more tyranny. This is breathtaking outrage, and far beyond the bounds of politics and elections. 

 

The future of our Democratic Republic has never been more at risk."

 

Rep. Jodey Arrington: "This blatant political persecution of our nation’s leading presidential candidate and weaponization of our justice system is a dangerous precedent in American politics and an all new low for our country. 

 

Fortunately, the American people - not this corrupt DA and Kangaroo Court - will have the final say at the ballot box this November."

 

Rep. Max Miller: "WITCH HUNT. 

 

This utterly ridiculous, political outcome is abhorrent to our Constitutional Republic. 

 

We all know the truth. And the truth will still prevail. 

 

This won’t stop him from Making America Great Again. Again."

 

Rep. Thomas Massie: "Guilty on 34 counts, but no underlying crime. Partisan hacks serving as judges, investigators, and prosecutors have turned our legal system into a farce at both the state and federal level."

 

Former Rep. Lee Zeldin: "This political persecution, designed to interfere with the 2024 election, was a disgusting abuse and weaponization of the criminal justice system. This ruling is obviously going to be overturned on appeal, but, for Democrats, this case was never about the merits."

 

Rep. Beth Van Duyne: "This is a dark and deeply perilous day for our country as the weaponization of the judicial system has reached such a demented and fascist level that a former President and leading Presidential candidate has been politically persecuted to deliver a guilty verdict. The DA who charged Donald Trump is corrupt. The corrupt Judge, who should have recused himself because of his family’s deep financial ties to Joe Biden’s campaign, rigged the trial, utterly violated President Trump’s Constitutional rights during court proceedings, and gave the jury ludicrous, never before used, instructions with the sole purpose of constraining them to produce a guilty verdict. The American people know this entire process has been an abomination that we would condemn if it occurred in another country. We will not stand for this. We will take our country back and stop the radical, Marxist Democrats from doing more harm to our nation, and we will defend President Trump, no matter what disgraceful attacks are thrown his way."

 

Rep. Lloyd Smucker: "Joe and Hunter Biden get special treatment, Trump is dragged through a sham trial. Two justice systems. Very sad day for the country and rule of law."

 

Rep. Rick Allen: "Time and time again we’ve seen the Biden Administration and Democrats weaponize the federal government for their own political gain. This trial was no different. I stand with President Trump."

 

Rep. Pete Stauber: "This is a sad day in our nation’s history. This trial was rigged from the start in a desperate attempt to keep Donald Trump off the campaign trail and out of the White House. The American people see right through this sham conviction and I am confident this election will be decided in the voting booth - not the courtroom."

 

Rep. Rick Crawford: "I am saddened that our nation had to go through this trial. The prosecution inflated a charge for a misdemeanor crime – failing to accurately report expenses – for which the statute of limitations had expired, into a federal election crime for purely political purposes. The prosecution wouldn’t have done this had the target not been former President Trump. Justice in America is supposed to be blind. Everyone should be treated equally under the law. I doubt that any other individual who had failed to report business expenses in the appropriate manner would have been put through this type of trial."

 

Rep. Diana Harshbarger:  "I stand with President Trump and all true American Patriots who know he did nothing wrong. We will not let this injustice stand. We will fight to restore justice, and President Trump will be back, stronger than ever."

 

Congresswoman Julia Letlow: "Like countless Americans all around our country, I’m deeply disappointed by the legal proceedings in New York City that resulted in the conviction of former President Trump. It was clear from the beginning that this trial was about politics, not facts or the rule of law. Ultimately, the voters themselves will be able to deliver the final verdict on November 5."

 

Rep. Ann Wagner: "Today’s verdict is shameful and will be overturned on appeal. President Trump will lead this country forward towards peace and prosperity while President Biden continues to make the lives of everyday Americans worse in every meaningful way. The American people will render their verdict on this sham trial in November."

 

Rep. Tom Cole: "This verdict against President Trump is a farce and weaponization of the courts. Thankfully President Trump is a fighter and will appeal and move forward. This is a sad example of political gamesmanship. We must restore faith in our Judicial system."


Rep. Mark Green: "Today is a sad day for America. The only reason radical Democrats launched a politically motivated prosecution against a former president was to affect the results of the upcoming election.

 

This verdict is a disgrace. From spurious charges to an openly biased judge, the trial was a sham from the start. President Trump will appeal this verdict. The American people see this trial for what it is—a political stunt. The verdict is further evidence that the radical left will stop at nothing to crush their political opponents.”

 

Rep. Gary Palmer: "The Trump trial has been nothing more than a political assassination attempt. The only reason this case proceeded is because the defendant’s name is Donald Trump. The left will do anything to stop him before the election in November."



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May 31, 2024

24 Hours Later: Almost $53 Million Raised Online

In the 24 hours since Crooked Joe Biden and his New York henchmen got their sham trial verdict, the Trump Campaign has raised $52.8 million through the online digital fundraising platform.
 
THAT'S MORE THAN $2 MILLION PER HOUR!
 
With more than one third of these donors being new to the campaign, it is clear that more and more Americans are seeing through the Biden election interference and joining President Trump in the movement to save our nation.
 
"Biden and his Democrat allies have turned our legal system into a political tool, and Americans from every corner of the country have had enough," said Susie Wiles and Chris LaCivita. "This momentum is just getting started and together, as President Trump stated perfectly, Americans will render the real verdict November 5th."
To join the movement, go to donaldjtrump.com


SUPPORTING THE PROCESS

The White House
May 30, 2024 2:53:34 EDT

From Ian Sams, White House Counsel’s Office spokesperson: “We respect the rule of law, and have no additional comment.”



Biden-Harris 2024

May 30, 2024 11:27 PM EDT

Biden-Harris Campaign Statement on Today’s Verdict

Below is a statement from Biden-Harris 2024 Communications Director Michael Tyler on today’s verdict:


“In New York today, we saw that no one is above the law.

“Donald Trump has always mistakenly believed he would never face consequences for breaking the law for his own personal gain. But today’s verdict 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. Convicted felon or not, Trump will be the Republican nominee for president.

“The threat Trump poses to our democracy has never been greater. He is running an increasingly unhinged campaign of revenge and retribution, pledging to be a dictator ‘on day one’ and calling for our Constitution to be ‘terminated’ so he can regain and keep power. A second Trump term means chaos, ripping away Americans’ freedoms and fomenting political violence – and the American people will reject it this November.”

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Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington
May 30, 2024

CREW statement on Trump guilty verdict

Following Donald Trump’s conviction on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records, Noah Bookbinder, President of CREW and former federal corruption prosecutor, released the following statement:

“The conviction of a former leader is a sad day for the country, but today’s conviction is also a historic win for accountability, and affirms that Donald Trump indeed broke the law by falsifying records in order to hide information from the American people ahead of the 2016 election. After reviewing an enormous amount of overwhelming evidence, the jury unanimously concluded that Trump engaged in criminal activity that demands accountability, all the more so because it may be only the first piece of what appears to have been a presidential crime spree.

To be clear, Trump’s criminal efforts to manipulate the 2016 election started him down the path that led to his more extreme efforts to overturn the 2020 election. The jury’s convictions in this case ensure that he will not escape accountability for all of his wrongdoing, and his years-long pattern of anti-democratic conduct won’t go unpunished. He should face a sentence that reflects the seriousness of his crime and that matches what any other similarly situated defendant would receive.”



The Lincoln Project

May 30, 2024

The Lincoln Project On Trump Guilty Decision

May 30, 2024 – The Lincoln Project statement on Trump being found guilty:

With today’s ruling, Trump is a convicted criminal who’s running for President to roll back individual rights and wreck our democracy.

Sadly, Trump can’t be shamed into doing the right thing by stepping away from the nomination, while his MAGA sycophants care so little for the rule of law that they will join him in his quest for power no matter what laws he breaks or norms he destroys. 

The Lincoln Project always maintained that no matter the outcome of the trial, Trump is a danger to democracy and must be defeated at the ballot box. Now, Americans need to ask themselves, do they really think that if this dangerous criminal is elected, he will defend the nation and protect their interests?

The Lincoln Project is a leading pro-democracy organization in the United States — dedicated to the preservation, protection, and defense of democracy.

To learn more about The Lincoln Project, go to lincolnproject.us.

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National Action Network
May 30, 2024

REV. AL SHARPTON RESPONDS TO VERDICT FOR DONALD TRUMP AS FORMER PRESIDENT IS CONVICTED IN MANHATTAN COURT

Highlights Long Arc of Justice that Former TV Personality Is Convicted in Same Building as Exonerated 5 More Than 35 Years After He Called for Their Execution

New York, NY (May 31, 2024) – Rev. Al Sharpton, the Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), issued the following statement on the conviction of Donald Trump over hush money payments the former president made to an adult film star. The verdict came after a marathon trial at Manhattan Criminal Court, the same venue in which the Exonerated 5 was wrongfully convicted in 1990.

“I couldn’t help but think throughout this trial of Donald Trump sitting through days of testimony in Manhattan Criminal Court. This is the same building that Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise all passed into, day after day, as they endured a show trial for a crime they did not commit. These children had to hear vitriol from people whose anger was incited by a man who spent a small fortune on full-page ads calling for their execution. Now the shoe is on the other foot. Donald Trump is the criminal, and those five men are exonerated. I’m reminded of Dr. King’s proverb that the arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice.

What happens next is crucial. We cannot allow the hate speech that Donald Trump spewed in 1989, 2016, or 2024 to be mimicked by those who have stood against his actions. A lot will be said about the first conviction of a former president in our nearly 250-year history. The discourse will carry on for weeks, months, and years. We cannot allow it to be guided by sore winners who gloat over this conviction, when it only stands to ignite the Donald Trumps all over this nation who still want to take us back to the pre-1964 era. Cheering this conviction with malice will only empower those who committed violence on January 6th to do it on May 31st. Instead, celebrate by casting votes for leaders who will protect democracy – not who want to kill it.”


About National Action Network (NAN)
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality, or gender.

 
For more information go to www.nationalactionnetwork.net.
 
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May 30, 2024
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