Trump Campaign Slams GOP US Senate Candidate Who Advocated ‘Respect for the Verdict’

“You just ended your campaign.”

– Trump strategist Chris LaCivta responding to a tweet by Maryland GOP Senate candidate and former governor Larry Hogan after Trump’s guilty verdicts: “I urge all Americans to respect the verdict and the legal process. At this dangerously divided moment in our history, all leaders—regardless of party—must not pour fuel on the fire with more toxic partisanship. We must reaffirm what has made this nation great: the rule of law.”

FROM TEFLON TO FELON: Trump Found Guilty on 34 Felony Counts

Teflon to Felon
Washington Post: A Manhattan jury on Thursday found former president Donald Trump guilty of all 34 counts of falsifying business records. The crimes are felonies because the jury found Trump falsified the records to try to illegally influence the 2016 presidential election, which he narrowly won over Hillary Clinton.

election with significantly more force. Even if the guilty candidate weren’t shoved to the side after being indicted, a guilty verdict would surely have made them persona non grata. There would be inquests about how to avoid nominating them or how to remove them from the ballot.

But this is the Trump-era GOP. The former president spent years inoculating himself with his base from a moment like this by casting any scrutiny of him as a “witch hunt.” Republican lawmakers have almost universally toed Trump’s line of decrying the Manhattan proceedings and urging people to disregard the verdict.

So the question today is not whether the vast majority of Trump supporters will stand by him (they will) but whether the small percentage of them who might balk — combined with undecided voters who might be turned off — will ultimately matter.

Aerial Photo Calls into Question Trump Campaign Claims about Crowd Size at Bronx Rally

The Trump campaign claims there 25,000 people at his rally in the Bronx. This is an aerial shot.

Newsweek: The rally had a permit for 3,500 people, according to the New York Times which cited the Police Department. However, some said many more attended the event. Steven Cheung, spokesperson for Trump, told Newsweek in an email after the event that 25,000 people attended.

Six Things Make Trump a Weaker Candidate Than He Was in 2020


New Yorker: “There are six things now that are true about him that were not true in 2020, that all voters are going to come to know in the following months—they are that he raped E. Jean Carroll in a department-store dressing room; that he oversaw one of the largest financial frauds in American history… that he stole American secrets… it’s the greatest betrayal of our national security by a former President in all of American history; he led an insurrection against the United States, he led an armed attack on the Capitol… and sixth, and this is really important, is that he’s singularly responsible for ending Roe.”

Most Americans Think Trump Is Guilty


A new CBS News poll finds 56% say Donald Trump is definitely or probably guilty of a crime in his recent trial, in which he has been charged with falsifying business records to hide a “hush money” payment and influence the 2016 election. The public is more split on what they think the jury will decide, with about half expecting jurors to find Trump guilty and half saying the opposite.