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riversedge

(70,984 posts)
Mon Mar 25, 2024, 05:52 PM Mar 25

Trump indicates he'd testify in hush money trial, says a conviction could 'make me more popular'

I am sure that trump is right about this--it will make him more popular with the MAGA crowd.



Trump indicates he'd testify in hush money trial, says a conviction could 'make me more popular'


https://abcnews.go.com/US/trump-hed-testify-hush-money-trial-conviction-make/story?id=108477086

"I would have no problem testifying," he said of his upcoming hush money trial.
By Olivia Rubin and Soo Rin Kim

March 25, 2024, 2:55 PM



Former President Donald Trump indicated to ABC News on Monday that he would testify at his upcoming criminal trial in New York over a hush payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

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The judge overseeing the case, Juan Merchan, ruled Monday that the trial will begin on April 15, rejecting Trump's request for an additional delay.

Trump last April pleaded not guilty to a 34-count indictment charging him with falsifying business records in connection with a hush money payment his then-attorney Michael Cohen made to Daniels just days before the 2016 presidential election. The former president has denied all wrongdoing.


The case, which was initially scheduled to begin jury selection on Monday, was adjourned for 30 days by Merchan earlier this month, after defense attorneys raised issues with the late production of over 100,000 pages of potential evidence by federal prosecutors.

Asked by ABC News at the press conference if a conviction could hurt his chances for reelection, Trump said, "It could also make me more popular."........................

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emulatorloo

(44,399 posts)
6. "Fucking and threatening porn stars while my wife is pregnant is the key to my popularity."
Mon Mar 25, 2024, 06:12 PM
Mar 25

Should play well with a jury, I think /s

Walleye

(31,504 posts)
3. He is complaining about election interference at the same time he's bragging about becoming more popular. It's nonsense
Mon Mar 25, 2024, 06:08 PM
Mar 25

no_hypocrisy

(46,695 posts)
7. I can almost hear his voice: "Yeah, I did it and I'd do it again because
Mon Mar 25, 2024, 06:13 PM
Mar 25

I didn't break any law. It's a witch hunt!!"

emulatorloo

(44,399 posts)
8. His lawyers will never allow him anywhere near the witness stand
Mon Mar 25, 2024, 06:13 PM
Mar 25

because he’ll end up convicting himself.

calguy

(5,392 posts)
13. When he says a conviction will maje him more popular...
Mon Mar 25, 2024, 06:24 PM
Mar 25

What's he's doing is conceding that he'll be convicted and he's trying to get ahead of it.

Blaukraut

(5,703 posts)
15. Oh please, oh please! Let it be public, and let there be talk of mushrooms
Mon Mar 25, 2024, 06:27 PM
Mar 25

No way is his testimony going to make him more popular.

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