Trump supporters call for riots, violence in wake of guilty verdict

Hardcore Donald Trump supporters are calling for riots, insurrection, and assassination after a Manhattan jury found him guilty of 34 felony counts of falsifying business records.

Trump became the first US president to be criminally convicted on Thursday, but said he would “continue to fight” the decision. He will have 30 days to do following his sentencing on July 11.

In messages seen by The Independent, and others reported by Reuters, Trump die-hards on social media are calling for violence in the wake of the verdict.

“Find the jurors. All of them. Take no prisoners,” wrote one user on a Trump-focused message board.

“Just give them the rope,” said another, in an explicit reference to lynching. “The time for talking has long gone. Let them swing outside the courthouse.”

Meanwhile, Trump gave a rambling speech at Trump Tower on Friday, blasting the US as a “fascist state.”

A jury found Trump guilty on 34 counts of falsifying business records as part of an election conspiracy that involved covering up a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels, whose story of an affair threatened to derail his 2016 presidential campaign.

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  • Speaker Mike Johnson calls for Supreme Court to ‘step in’ after Trump’s historic conviction

  • Biden calls Trump attacks on courts ‘reckless’ in first comments on ex-president’s conviction

  • Trump calls America ‘fascist state’ in rambling post-conviction speech

WATCH: Rudy Giuliani’s reaction to guilty verdict in Trump’s trial

09:00 , Katie Hawkinson

ICYMI: Jim Jordan wants to drag Manhattan DA before Congress after guilty Trump verdict

07:00 , Eric Garcia

The day after Donald Trump was found guilty on 34 felony charges, a House panel led by Trump ally Jim Jordan called for the district attorney who prosecuted the former president to testify before Congress next month.

The House Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government announced on X that it would demand that New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg, whose office built the case against Mr Trump, appear before the subcommittee on 13 June. Mr Jordan also serves as the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which houses the subcommittee.

The announcement came after a jury in New York found Mr Trump guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying business records to corruptly influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. The verdict made Mr Trump the first former president to be convicted of a felony.

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Jim Jordan wants to drag Manhattan DA before Congress after guilty Trump verdict

ANALYSIS: Trump is now a convicted felon. That will actually matter in November

05:01 , Andrew Feinberg

Whether it was by luck or some other means, Donald Trump has spent his entire life evading consequences, moving through the world with impunity and accusing others of being criminals when his own conduct was called out.

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Trump is now a convicted felon. That will actually matter in November

Bill Maher responds to Trump’s comment: ‘If they do it to me, this could happen to anyone’

04:00 , Katie Hawkinson

Ivanka Trump breaks silence after father’s historic criminal conviction: ‘I love you dad’

03:00 , Katie Hawkinson

Ivanka Trump has broken her silence and spoken out in support of her father after the former president’s historic criminal conviction at his hush money trial in New York.

The former first daughter, who also served as a special advisor during Donald Trump’s time in office, posted a heartfelt message to her Instagram, shortly after her father was found guilty of all felony charges on Thursday.

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Ivanka Trump breaks silence after father’s historic criminal conviction

‘34 is now my favorite number’: Stephen King and Barbra Streisand lead celebrity reactions to Trump guilty verdict

02:00 , Kevin E G Perry

‘34 is now my favorite number’: Stephen King and Barbra Streisand lead celebrity reactions to Trump guilty verdict

Celebrities have not been shy reacting to Donald Trump being found guilty on all 34 felony counts, marking the first-ever criminal conviction of an American president, with one notable saying ‘34 is now my favorite number.’

Trump is still expected to campaign once again for the White House in this year’s upcoming election, a fact horror author Stephen King noted on X/Twitter with the message: “The Republican candidate for President is a convicted felon.”

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Stephen King and Barbra Streisand lead celebrity reactions to Trump guilty verdict

ICYMI: Speaker Mike Johnson calls for Supreme Court to ‘step in’ after Trump’s historic conviction

01:00 , Katie Hawkinson

Mike Johnson, Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, has responded to Donald Trump’s guilty verdict at his hush money trial by calling for the Supreme Court to intervene in the appeals process.

Trump became the first former president in US history to be criminally convicted on Thursday after he was found guilty on all 34 counts against him. A Manhattan jury unanimously agreed that he had falsified business records to hide a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels to coverup the story of their alleged affair in the runup to the 2016 election.

WATCH: Biden calls Trump’s claims of a rigged trial ‘reckless, dangerous and irresponsible’

Sunday 2 June 2024 00:00 , Katie Hawkinson

WATCH: Trump says NDAs are ‘totally honorable’

Saturday 1 June 2024 23:00 , Katie Hawkinson

What do Mother Teresa, Al Capone, Elvis and Jesus have in common? Trump has compared himself to all of them

Saturday 1 June 2024 22:00 , Katie Hawkinson

Donald Trump’s inflated sense of his own importance should not be news to anybody at this point but the sheer scale of the presumptive Republican presidential candidate’s self-regard remains a wonder to behold.

Not content with bragging about being so popular he could literally get away with murder, taking credit for the shape of the New York City skyline or claiming that the wars in Ukraine and Gaza would simply not have happened if he had remained in the White House, Trump appears to think of himself in ever-grander terms.

Prior to being found guilty of paying off a porn star, Trump left the Manhattan courthouse where his hush trial was playing out on Wednesday and compared himself to Mother Teresa, insisting that not even she “could beat these charges”.

Joe Sommerlad has the story:

Mother Teresa, Al Capone, Elvis: The surprising people Trump has compared himself to

Donald Trump’s felony conviction now means he’s banned from a host of countries including Canada and UK

Saturday 1 June 2024 21:00 , Graig Graziosi

Now that Donald Trump is a convicted felon, his list of countries to visit has gotten much shorter.

Trump was found guilty on Thursday of 34 counts of falsifying records in an effort to keep adult film star Stormy Daniels quiet about an affair that occurred in the 2000s. That means certain freedoms Mr Trump once enjoyed may be out of his reach — and could have a serious effect on his ability to carry out his presidential duties, including traveling to foreign countries.

Nearly 40 nations – inlcuding Canada and the UK – have strict policies when it comes to allowing individuals with criminal records across their borders, and barring a special accommodation, Trump would be held to those same standards. It’s unclear if he would be allowed to visit if he wins the presidental election in November, but remains a felon.

Here are just five of the 37 nations that can now ban Trump from entry now that he’s a felon.

New poll finds 49% of independents and 15% of Republicans think Trump should end campaign after conviction

Saturday 1 June 2024 20:00 , Katie Hawkinson

A new poll shows that nearly half of independent voters and some Republicans want Donald Trump to end his presidential campaign.

A Morningside Consult poll from Friday said that 49 percent of independent voters and 15 percent of Republican voters want Trump to end his 2024 bid after his felony conviction. However, just 8 percent of Trump supporters said they want his campaign to end. Their poll also demonstrated that 54 percent of voters approve of the historic verdict.

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49% of independents, 15% of Republicans think Trump should end campaign: poll

Jack Smith makes another request for Trump gag in secret documents case

Saturday 1 June 2024 19:30 , Katie Hawkinson

Special counsel Jack Smith has again asked a Florida federal judge to block Donald Trump from making statements that could harm law enforcement officials in his secret documents case.

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Jack Smith makes another request for Trump gag in secret documents case

Ivanka Trump breaks silence after father’s historic criminal conviction: ‘I love you dad’

Saturday 1 June 2024 19:00 , Mike Bedigan

Ivanka Trump has broken her silence and spoken out in support of her father after the former president’s historic criminal conviction at his hush money trial in New York.

The former first daughter, who also served as a special advisor during Donald Trump’s time in office, posted a heartfelt message to her Instagram, shortly after her father was found guilty of all felony charges on Thursday.

Read more from The Independent:

Ivanka Trump breaks silence after father’s historic criminal conviction

ICYMI: ‘No one is above the law,’ Biden says on Trump conviction

Saturday 1 June 2024 17:01 , Katie Hawkinson

MAGA faithful call for riots and lynchings after Trump’s guilty verdict

Saturday 1 June 2024 16:00 , Io Dodds

Hardcore followers of Donald Trump are calling for riots, insurrection, and assassination after he was criminally convicted of falsifying business records on Thursday.

A New York jury found the former president guilty on 34 counts of falsifying records to cover up payments to porn star Stormy Daniels as part of a conspiracy to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.

Republican politicians widely refused to accept the verdict from the Manhattan trial, decrying the process as “rigged”, “corrupt”, “ridiculous”, and “bulls***”.

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MAGA faithful call for riots and lynchings after Trump’s guilty verdict

Convicted felon Trump rails against Biden and ‘fascist’ America at unhinged news conference

Saturday 1 June 2024 15:00 , Andrew Feinberg, Alex Woodward

Donald Trump gave an unhinged speech at Trump Tower the morning after he became the first criminally convicted US president, railing against the “fascist state” and attacking his enemies, including the judge who oversaw his hush-money trial and the witnesses who testified against him.

Speaking to an audience of reporters and supporters in the lobby of his eponymous Fifth Avenue skyscraper in New York City – the building where he formed the conspiracy that figured prominently in the evidence against him – Trump falsely claimed that the president, Joe Biden, could put an end to the case that was brought against him by New York County district attorney Alvin Bragg in a New York court.

“We have a president and a group of fascists that don’t want to do anything about it. Because they could, right now, today – he could stop it – but he’s not,” said Trump.

Convicted felon Trump rails against ‘fascist’ America at unhinged news conference

Speaker Mike Johnson calls for Supreme Court to ‘step in’ after Trump’s historic conviction

Saturday 1 June 2024 14:00 , Joe Sommerlad

Mike Johnson, Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, has responded to Donald Trump’s guilty verdict at his hush money trial by calling for the Supreme Court to intervene in the appeals process.

Trump became the first former president in US history to be criminally convicted on Thursday after he was found guilty on all 34 counts against him. A Manhattan jury unanimously agreed that he had falsified business records to hide a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels to coverup the story of their alleged affair in the runup to the 2016 election.

On Friday morning, Johnson expressed his concern about the verdict on Fox News’ Fox and Friends breakfast show. “I do believe the Supreme Court should step in. Obviously this is totally unprecedented and it’s dangerous to our system,” the Speaker said.

Speaker Johnson calls for Supreme Court to ‘step in’ over Trump’s historic conviction

VIDEO: Trump says NDAs are ‘totally honorable’

Saturday 1 June 2024 13:00 , Gustaf Kilander

Trump is now a convicted felon. That will actually matter in November

Saturday 1 June 2024 12:00 , Andrew Feinberg

Whether it was by luck or some other means, Donald Trump has spent his entire life evading consequences, moving through the world with impunity and accusing others of being criminals when his own conduct was called out.

This “I’m rubber, you’re glue” strategy was in part how he defeated New York senator turned Obama administration secretary of state Hillary Clinton when they faced off in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump is now a convicted felon. That will actually matter in November

Can Trump still run for president as a felon?

Saturday 1 June 2024 11:00 , Joe Sommerlad, John Bowden, Alex Woodward, Ariana Baio

A jury has convicted Donald Trump in the New York hush-money trial, making him the first US president to be convicted of a crime.

Meanwhile, he faces three other criminal indictments for withholding classified documents in Florida and attempting to overturn the 2020 election in two separate cases in Washington DC and Fulton County, Georgia. And that’s all while he remains hot on the trail of another stint in the White House.

‘No one is above the law’: Biden on Trump conviction

Saturday 1 June 2024 10:00 , Gustaf Kilander

Donald Trump’s felony conviction now means he’s banned from a host of countries including Canada and UK

Saturday 1 June 2024 09:00 , Graig Graziosi

Now that Donald Trump is a convicted felon, his list of countries to visit has gotten much shorter.

Trump was found guilty on Thursday of 34 counts of falsifying records in an effort to keep adult film star Stormy Daniels quiet about an affair that occurred in the 2000s. That means certain freedoms Mr Trump once enjoyed may be out of his reach — and could have a serious effect on his ability to carry out his presidential duties, including traveling to foreign countries.

Nearly 40 nations – inlcuding Canada and the UK – have strict policies when it comes to allowing individuals with criminal records across their borders, and barring a special accommodation, Trump would be held to those same standards. It’s unclear if he would be allowed to visit if he wins the presidental election in November, but remains a felon.

Here are just five of the 37 nations that can now ban Trump from entry now that he’s a felon.

Ivanka Trump breaks silence after father’s historic criminal conviction: ‘I love you dad’

Saturday 1 June 2024 08:00 , Mike Bedigan

Ivanka Trump has broken her silence and spoken out in support of her father after the former president’s historic criminal conviction at his hush money trial in New York.

The former first daughter, who also served as a special advisor during Donald Trump’s time in office, posted a heartfelt message to her Instagram, shortly after her father was found guilty of all felony charges on Thursday.

Ivanka Trump breaks silence after father’s historic criminal conviction

‘34 is now my favorite number’: Stephen King and Barbra Streisand lead celebrity reactions to Trump guilty verdict

Saturday 1 June 2024 07:00 , Kevin E G Perry

Celebrities have not been shy reacting to Donald Trump being found guilty on all 34 felony counts, marking the first-ever criminal conviction of an American president, with one notable saying ‘34 is now my favorite number.’

Trump is still expected to campaign once again for the White House in this year’s upcoming election, a fact horror author Stephen King noted on X/Twitter with the message: “The Republican candidate for President is a convicted felon.”

Stephen King and Barbra Streisand lead celebrity reactions to Trump guilty verdict

VIDEO: Trump claims his witnesses were ‘crucified’ after guilty verdict

Saturday 1 June 2024 06:00 , Gustaf Kilander

Utah Senator says he’s ‘no longer cooperating with’ Democrats after Trump conviction

Saturday 1 June 2024 05:00 , Gustaf Kilander

Jim Jordan wants to drag Manhattan DA before Congress after guilty Trump verdict

Saturday 1 June 2024 04:30 , Eric Garcia

The day after Donald Trump was found guilty on 34 felony charges, a House panel led by Trump ally Jim Jordan called for the district attorney who prosecuted the former president to testify before Congress next month.

The House Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government announced on X that it would demand that New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg, whose office built the case against Mr Trump, appear before the subcommittee on 13 June. Mr Jordan also serves as the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which houses the subcommittee.

The announcement came after a jury in New York found Mr Trump guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying business records to corruptly influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. The verdict made Mr Trump the first former president to be convicted of a felony.

Jim Jordan wants to drag Manhattan DA before Congress after guilty Trump verdict

Biden calls Trump’s attacks on justice system ‘reckless’ and ‘dangerous’ in first comments after conviction

Saturday 1 June 2024 04:00 , Andrew Feinberg

President Joe Biden broke his silence on Donald Trump’s historic criminal conviction on Friday, slamming his “reckless” attacks on the trial and insisting the guilty verdict is evidence that America’s justice system works.

In remarks from the White House, Biden said the Thursday jury verdict shows that the “American principle that no one is above the law” had been “reaffirmed.”

“Donald Trump was given every opportunity to defend himself,” he said, adding that the case against Trump had been brought in a state court, not a federal one, and was decided by an ordinary jury of “12 citizens, 12 Americans, 12 people like you” that was chosen “the same way every jury in America is chosen”.

“The jury heard five weeks of evidence … after careful deliberation, the jury reached a unanimous verdict. They found Donald Trump guilty on all 34 felony counts,” he said.

Biden calls Trump attacks ‘reckless’ and ‘dangerous’ in first comments after verdict

Trump’s case casts a spotlight on movement to restore voting rights to those convicted of felonies

Saturday 1 June 2024 03:30 , Gary Fields, Nicholas Riccardi

Republican-led states have historically made it difficult for those convicted of a felony to vote or barred it altogether. Now the Republicans’ presumptive nominee for president, who lives in one of those states, is among them.

Donald Trump’s conviction in the New York hush money case puts a spotlight on a wider movement to restore rights that has been gaining momentum in recent years, with the notable exception of Trump’s newly adopted state of Florida and a pair of its Southern neighbors.

Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2018 restoring the right to vote for the estimated 1.8 million people in the state who had felony convictions, but the Republican-controlled Legislature watered that down by making the payment of all fines, fees and court costs part of the requirement before voting rights would be restored. That had the effect of making it complex, expensive and risky for people convicted of felonies to try to cast ballots.

Trump’s case casts a spotlight on movement to restore voting rights to those convicted of felonies

Sunak declines to say if he would work with a re-elected Trump after conviction

Saturday 1 June 2024 03:00 , David Lynch

Donald Trump’s trial is not “my focus”, Rishi Sunak has said when asked if he would work with the convicted former US president if the Republican returns to power.

The Prime Minister refused to comment on the ex-president’s hush money trial conviction when asked by reporters.

A New York jury found Mr Trump guilty of falsifying business records in a scheme to illegally influence the 2016 election through hush money payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who said the two had sex.

The former president, the first to be convicted of felony crimes, insisted he was a “very innocent man” and claimed without evidence the trial was “rigged”.

Sunak declines to say if he would work with a re-elected Trump after conviction

VIDEO: Speaker Johnson says Supreme Court should intervene in Donald Trump’s hush money case

Saturday 1 June 2024 02:30 , Ellie Cunningham

Trump is now a convicted felon. That will actually matter in November

Saturday 1 June 2024 02:00 , Andrew Feinberg

Whether it was by luck or some other means, Donald Trump has spent his entire life evading consequences, moving through the world with impunity and accusing others of being criminals when his own conduct was called out.

This “I’m rubber, you’re glue” strategy was in part how he defeated New York senator turned Obama administration secretary of state Hillary Clinton when they faced off in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump is now a convicted felon. That will actually matter in November

Crowds gather outside Trump Tower as former president addresses criminal conviction

Saturday 1 June 2024 01:30 , Natalie Chinn

Crowds gathered outside Trump Tower for the former president’s planned postconviction remarks on Friday, 31 May, following the jury’s unanimous guilty verdict in his hush money trial.

Trump scheduled a post-trial news conference in the same lobby where he descended a golden escalator to announce his 2016 presidential campaign almost nine years ago.

He was convicted of falsifying business records to cover up a $130,000 payment made to the porn star Stormy Daniels on his behalf in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election in order to buy her silence over a sexual encounter she claims they had a decade earlier, which Trump denies.

VIDEO: ‘No one is above the law’- Biden on Trump conviction

Saturday 1 June 2024 01:00 , Hebe Campbell

VIDEO: Trump claims he wanted to testify in hush money trial

Saturday 1 June 2024 00:30 , Gustaf Kilander

‘Is guilty a bad thing?’: Social media ruthlessly trolls Trump with hilarious memes after verdict

Saturday 1 June 2024 00:00 , Martha McHardy

Donald Trump became the first US president to receive a criminal conviction on Thursday, being found guilty on all 34 counts in his hush money trial.

It’s a serious moment in history, but that didn’t stop internet users from finding the humor in it all, with the jokes pouring in on social media fast and furious. One of the many users to troll Trump pointed out that the verdict came exactly seven years after the former commander-in-chief’s infamous “Covfefe” tweet.

The former president will now have to wait until July to find out his sentence after he was convicted of falsifying business records in order to conceal hush money payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about an alleged 2006 sexual encounter in the days leading up to the 2016 presidential election.

Social media ruthlessly trolls Trump with hilarious memes after verdict

Donald Trump’s felony conviction now means he’s banned from a host of countries including Canada and UK

Friday 31 May 2024 23:55 , Mike Bedigan

Now that Donald Trump is a convicted felon, his list of countries to visit has gotten much shorter.

Graig Graziosi looks at some of the nations that can now bar the former president from entry:

Donald Trump now banned from countries including Canada and UK as convicted felon

The full 34 charges against Donald Trump

Friday 31 May 2024 23:30 , Alex Woodward

A unanimous 12-person jury in New York found Donald Trump guilty of all 34 counts against him in his so-called hush money case.

The jury agreed, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Trump not only had a hand in falsifying records but did so in order to commit or conceal another crime – specifically, that he violated state law against conspiracy to influence an election by “unlawful means.”

Those “unlawful means” include violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act, the falsification of other business records, and violations of state and federal tax laws.

These are the full 34 counts against the former president:

The full 34 charges against Donald Trump

Biden campaign calls Trump ‘confused, desperate, and defeated’

Friday 31 May 2024 23:00 , Gustaf Kilander

The communications director for the Biden campaign issued a statement on Friday after former President Donald Trump’s “unhinged” speech at Trump Tower.

“America just witnessed a confused, desperate, and defeated Donald Trump ramble about his own personal grievances and lie about the American justice system, leaving anyone watching with one obvious conclusion: This man cannot be president of the United States,” Michael Tyler said.

“Unhinged by his 2020 election loss and spiraling from his criminal convictions, Trump is consumed by his own thirst for revenge and retribution,” he added. “He thinks this election is about him. But it’s not. It’s about the American people: lowering their costs, protecting their freedoms, defending their democracy.”

Getting weird with MAGA at Trump Tower

Friday 31 May 2024 22:50 , Alex Woodward

A Donald Trump impersonator in a rickety limousine. A pickup truck adorned with Trump-themed vinyl wrap and several flags blasting Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA.” European tourists who navigated a crowded sidewalk.

The scene on Fifth Avenue while the convicted former president declared his innocence from the building where he launched a criminal conspiracy:

A bare breast and ‘civil war’: MAGA diehards get weird outside Trump Tower

Ohio senator claims Republicans is ‘party of law and order’ after Trump conviction

Friday 31 May 2024 22:30 , Gustaf Kilander

Biden on accusations that he’s ‘pulling the strings’ behind Trump’s conviction: ‘I didn’t know I was that powerful’

Friday 31 May 2024 22:27 , Alex Woodward

After a White House event with Super Bowl winners the Kansas City Chiefs, President Joe Biden was asked by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy if he believes Trump’s conviction will help him win in the presidential election.

“I have no idea,” Biden said.

“Are you worried this could happen to you someday? Somebody comes up with some charges and tries to bring you into court after your term?” Doocy asked.

“Not at all,” Biden said. “I didn’t do anything wrong. The system still works.”

“When Trump says you’re just trying to bruise him – what do you say?” Doocy responded. “Politically, politically… He thinks you’re pulling the strings behind the scenes doing all of this to help yourself?”

Biden: “I didn’t know I was that powerful.”

President Joe Biden tries on a Kansas City Chiefs helmet at the White House on May 31. (REUTERS)President Joe Biden tries on a Kansas City Chiefs helmet at the White House on May 31. (REUTERS)

President Joe Biden tries on a Kansas City Chiefs helmet at the White House on May 31. (REUTERS)

VIDEO: Trump claims his witnesses were ‘crucified’ after guilty verdict

Friday 31 May 2024 22:00 , Gustaf Kilander

Convicted felon Trump rails against Biden and ‘fascist’ America at unhinged news conference

Friday 31 May 2024 21:40 , Andrew Feinberg, Alex Woodward

Donald Trump gave an unhinged speech at Trump Tower the morning after he became the first criminally convicted US president, railing against the “fascist state” and attacking his enemies, including the judge who oversaw his hush money trial and the witnesses who testified against him.

Speaking to an audience of reporters and supporters in the lobby of his eponymous Fifth Avenue skyscraper in New York City — the building where he formed the conspiracy that figured prominently in the evidence against him — Trump falsely claimed that President Joe Biden could put an end to the case that was brought against him by New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg in a New York court.

“We have a president and a group of fascists that don’t want to do anything about it. Because they could right now today, he could stop it — but he’s not,” he said.

Former Trump press secretary demands that Biden pressure NY gov to pardon Trump

Friday 31 May 2024 21:20 , Gustaf Kilander

Former Obama advisor says ‘more Democrats should be talking about Trump’s conviction’

Friday 31 May 2024 21:00 , Gustaf Kilander

In the middle of former President Donald Trump’s post-conviction speech on Friday, former Obama senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer wrote on X: “Donald Trump rambling like an enfeebled, confused narcissist recounting his own conviction is precisely why more Democrats should be talking about Trump’s conviction.”

Donald Trump’s felony conviction now means he’s banned from a host of countries including Canada and UK

Friday 31 May 2024 20:47 , Graig Graziosi

Now that Donald Trump is a convicted felon, his list of countries to visit has gotten much shorter.

Trump was found guilty on Thursday of 34 counts of falsifying records in an effort to keep adult film star Stormy Daniels quiet about an affair that occurred in the 2000s. That means certain freedoms Mr Trump once enjoyed may be out of his reach — and could have a serious effect on his ability to carry out his presidential duties, including traveling to foreign countries.

Nearly 40 nations – inlcuding Canada and the UK – have strict policies when it comes to allowing individuals with criminal records across their borders, and barring a special accommodation, Trump would be held to those same standards. It’s unclear if he would be allowed to visit if he wins the presidental election in November, but remains a felon.

Here are just five of the 37 nations that can now ban Trump from entry now that he’s a felon.

VIDEO: Giuliani’s reaction to guilty verdict in Trump’s trial

Friday 31 May 2024 20:40 , Gustaf Kilander

VOICES: Talk about a lucky general! Trump has come to Keir Starmer’s rescue

Friday 31 May 2024 20:20 , Sean O’Grady

Napoleon used to enquire of his potential generals: “Has he luck?”

Keir Starmer, soon himself to be promoted, if the polls are to be believed, certainly seems to be enjoying good fortune in abundance.

First, the prime minister presented him with the surprise gift of a general election when Labour has a 20 percentage point lead in the opinion polls. Then Angela Rayner finds herself exonerated by the Greater Manchester Police, and there’s not a thing her enemies can do about it.

Now, General Sir Keir Starmer’s difficulties with one of his high-profile troops, Diane Abbott, have been overshadowed by the verdicts in the Donald Trump hush-money case. The British general election may be flawed in all sorts of ways, but no one has yet challenged the legitimacy of what is happening, and the leader of the opposition is looking relaxed.

VIDEO: Speaker Johnson says Supreme Court should intervene in Donald Trump’s hush money case

Friday 31 May 2024 20:05 , Ellie Cunningham

Running for U.S. president from prison? Eugene V. Debs did it, a century ago

Friday 31 May 2024 20:00 , Deepti Hajela, AP

Following his unprecedented felony conviction, former president and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has to wait to find out what his sentence will be. But even if it involves time behind bars, that doesn’t mean his campaign to return to the White House comes to an end.

He wouldn’t even be the first candidate to run for that office while imprisoned. That piece of history belongs to Eugene V. Debs, who ran on the Socialist Party ticket in 1920 — and garnered almost a million votes, or about 3 percent.

The circumstances are obviously different. Debs, despite his influence and fame, was effectively a fringe candidate that year; Trump has already held the office and is running as the near-certain nominee of one of the country’s two major political parties. But there are similarities, too.

Speaker Mike Johnson calls for Supreme Court to ‘step in’ after Trump’s historic conviction

Friday 31 May 2024 19:40 , Joe Sommerlad

Mike Johnson, Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, has responded to Donald Trump’s guilty verdict at his hush money trial by calling for the Supreme Court to intervene in the appeals process.

Trump became the first former president in US history to be criminally convicted on Thursday after he was found guilty on all 34 counts against him. A Manhattan jury unanimously agreed that he had falsified business records to hide a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels to coverup the story of their alleged affair in the runup to the 2016 election.

On Friday morning, Johnson expressed his concern about the verdict on Fox News’ Fox and Friends breakfast show. “I do believe the Supreme Court should step in. Obviously this is totally unprecedented and it’s dangerous to our system,” the Speaker said.

Trump is now a convicted felon. That will actually matter in November

Friday 31 May 2024 19:20 , Andrew Feinberg

Whether it was by luck or some other means, Donald Trump has spent his entire life evading consequences, moving through the world with impunity and accusing others of being criminals when his own conduct was called out.

This “I’m rubber, you’re glue” strategy was in part how he defeated New York senator turned Obama administration secretary of state Hillary Clinton when they faced off in the 2016 presidential election.

Can Trump still run for president as a felon?

Friday 31 May 2024 19:00 , Joe Sommerlad, John Bowden, Alex Woodward, Ariana Baio

A jury has convicted Donald Trump in the New York hush-money trial, making him the first US president to be convicted of a crime.

Meanwhile, he faces three other criminal indictments for withholding classified documents in Florida and attempting to overturn the 2020 election in two separate cases in Washington DC and Fulton County, Georgia. And that’s all while he remains hot on the trail of another stint in the White House.

Crowds gather outside Trump Tower as former president addresses criminal conviction

Friday 31 May 2024 18:59 , Natalie Chinn

Crowds gathered outside Trump Tower for the former president’s planned postconviction remarks on Friday, 31 May, following the jury’s unanimous guilty verdict in his hush money trial.

Trump scheduled a post-trial news conference in the same lobby where he descended a golden escalator to announce his 2016 presidential campaign almost nine years ago.

He was convicted of falsifying business records to cover up a $130,000 payment made to the porn star Stormy Daniels on his behalf in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election in order to buy her silence over a sexual encounter she claims they had a decade earlier, which Trump denies.

VIDEO: ‘No one is above the law’- Biden on Trump conviction

Friday 31 May 2024 18:58 , Hebe Campbell

Biden calls Trump attacks on courts ‘reckless’ in first comments on ex-president’s conviction

Friday 31 May 2024 18:46 , Andrew Feinberg

President Biden on Friday broke his silence on Donald Trump’s historic criminal record, calling his predecessor’s conviction evidence that America’s justice system worked well and protected the ex-president’s rights.

Mr Biden, who was in the White House State Dining Room for remarks on the Middle East, said yesterday’s jury verdict shows that the “American principle that no one is above the law” had been “reaffirmed”.

“Donald Trump was given every opportunity to defend himself,” he said, adding that the case against Trump had been brought in a state court, not a federal court, and was decided by an ordinary jury of “12 citizens, 12 Americans, 12 people like you” that was chosen “the same way every jury in America is chosen”.

SNL’s Trump hilariously reacts to guilty verdict

Friday 31 May 2024 18:40 , Jacob Stolworthy

Saturday Night Live’s Donald Trump was resurrected after the former president was found guilty in a high-profile hush-money trial.

Many celebrities, including Robert De Niro, are all reacting to the outcome of the case, which saw Trump become the first criminally convicted US president in history.

Now, James Austin Johnson, a known Trump impersonator who made his debut on US sketch show SNL in 2021, has shared an Instagram video reacting to the verdict.

Biden says it’s ‘reckless’ for ‘anyone to say this was rigged’

Friday 31 May 2024 18:37 , Alex Woodward

Before addressing the situation in Gaza, President Joe Biden said that “no one is above the law” and that “Donald Trump was given every opportunity to defend himself.”

He was tried by “12 people like you” on a jury just like “millions of Americans who have served.”

They were “chosen the same way” everyone else is.

After “careful deliberation they reached a unanimous verdict,” and Trump can “appeal that decision just like everyone else has that opportunity.”

It is “reckless, dangerous, irresponsible for anyone to say this was rigged just because they didn’t like the verdict.”

The justice system “literally is a cornerstone of America” and we must “not allow anyone to tear it down.”

Biden campaign calls Trump ‘confused, desperate, and defeated’

Friday 31 May 2024 18:26 , Gustaf Kilander

The communications director for the Biden campaign issued a statement on Friday after former President Donald Trump’s “unhinged” speech at Trump Tower.

“America just witnessed a confused, desperate, and defeated Donald Trump ramble about his own personal grievances and lie about the American justice system, leaving anyone watching with one obvious conclusion: This man cannot be president of the United States,” Michael Tyler said.

“Unhinged by his 2020 election loss and spiraling from his criminal convictions, Trump is consumed by his own thirst for revenge and retribution,” he added. “He thinks this election is about him. But it’s not. It’s about the American people: lowering their costs, protecting their freedoms, defending their democracy.”

Trump to participate in townhall hosted by NewsNation and X

Friday 31 May 2024 18:20 , Gustaf Kilander

Donald Trump will participate in a townhall co-hosted by NewsNation and X, Elon Musk’s social media platform.

This is according to Matt Belloni, who wrote in his newsletter that the former president and convicted felon is set to participate in what they call “The People’s Town Hall.”

Trump calls America ‘fascist state’ in rambling post-conviction speech

Friday 31 May 2024 18:03 , Gustaf Kilander

Donald Trump referred to the US as a “fascist state” in his rambling speech at Trump Tower on Friday.

The former president was criticizing the judge in charge of his hush money case, Judge Juan Merchan, for how he allegedly handled a separate case, which Trump said “destroyed” the life of a “good man,” seemingly in reference to former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg.

Trump yet again called the judge in his hush money case “highly conflicted” before going on to say he “wanted to testify.”

“I would have testified, I wanted to testify. The theory is you never testify because as soon as you testify for anybody, if it were George Washington – don’t testify because they’ll get you on something that you said slightly wrong, and then they sue you for perjury,” he said. “But I didn’t care about that, I wanted to.”

Trump said the “very good man … went to prison once and then they just put him in prison again because they said he lied. He didn’t lie. I looked at the statements he made, in fact, he didn’t remember something and they put him in jail.”

“Over the education of his grandchildren – he didn’t report that he had a car or two cars on his income,” Trump added regarding Weisselberg, who was sentenced to five months behind bars for lying under oath.

“They put him in jail again because they didn’t want him to testify,” Trump claimed.

“If you don’t give up Trump … he was told that ‘you’re gonna get 15 years in jail’. And he made a plea deal because he didn’t want to spend the rest of his life [in prison],” he added.

“We’re living in a fascist state,” he said. “He was told that viciously – ‘so you can go to jail for four months, five months, or you can get 15 years in jail.’”

The former president also said that those behind his conviction were “sick people.”

“We have a president and a group of fascists that don’t want to do anything about it,” he added. “He could stop it. But he’s not, they’re destroying our country.”

Ivanka Trump breaks silence after father’s historic criminal conviction: ‘I love you dad’

Friday 31 May 2024 18:00 , Mike Bedigan

Ivanka Trump has broken her silence and spoken out in support of her father after the former president’s historic criminal conviction at his hush money trial in New York.

The former first daughter, who also served as a special advisor during Donald Trump’s time in office, posted a heartfelt message to her Instagram, shortly after her father was found guilty of all felony charges on Thursday.

Ivanka Trump breaks silence after father’s historic criminal conviction

‘34 is now my favorite number’: Stephen King and Barbra Streisand lead celebrity reactions to Trump guilty verdict

Friday 31 May 2024 17:40 , Kevin E G Perry

Celebrities have not been shy reacting to Donald Trump being found guilty on all 34 felony counts, marking the first-ever criminal conviction of an American president, with one notable saying ‘34 is now my favorite number.’

Trump is still expected to campaign once again for the White House in this year’s upcoming election, a fact horror author Stephen King noted on X/Twitter with the message: “The Republican candidate for President is a convicted felon.”

Stephen King and Barbra Streisand lead celebrity reactions to Trump guilty verdict

VIDEO: From ‘seething angry’ to ‘admiration’: New Yorkers split over Trump guilty verdict

Friday 31 May 2024 17:20 , Gustaf Kilander

Construction workers near Trump Tower create ‘Trump 2024’ sign

Friday 31 May 2024 17:10 , Ariana Baio

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Friday 31 May 2024 17:09 , Alex Woodward

Michael Handy, who lives in the Upper East Side and is wearing a US military veteran cap, came out to “celebrate that he was found guilty.

“And of course New Yorkers [have] known for quite some time,” he says, pointing to the Trumps’ housing discrimination cases in the 1970s and his friends who he says were ripped off by Trump in the years after.

Trump ‘wants to burn the whole thing down,’ protester says

Friday 31 May 2024 17:07 , Alex Woodward

At Trump Tower, a brief “let’s go Brandon” chant is met with a “Trump is guilty” chant from a group of sign-holding counter-protesters on the other side of the street.

Kathleen Zea is holding a sign reading “Ask your doctor if Trump in prison is right for you.”

“We’ve been protesting Trump for seven years and I want to be here to see that justice is at least starting to visit him,” she says. “He’s been able to act with impunity here in New York.”

His conviction gave her a “renewed faith in our system” after Trump had “undermined it for so long.”

“People are gonna support him no matter what,” she says. “It’s time for people to wake up … If debates actually happen they’ll see the difference … You don’t have to love everything Biden has done but I respect he’s been in the government for many decades.”

But “the guy on the other side wants to burn the whole thing down,” she says.

‘He only represents himself’

Friday 31 May 2024 17:05 , Ariana Baio

Outside Trump Tower, Maria, a woman who is Spanish and Swiss, said that she represents how much of Europe feels about Trump: “When I see him it’s a mix of fascination and horror.”

She said she “feels badly” for his supporters because they believe he is representing them: “He doesn’t represent them he only represents himself.”

Convicted felon Trump attacks Biden and rants about ‘rigged’ trial at rambling news conference

Friday 31 May 2024 17:03 , Andrew Feinberg

Donald Trump on Friday said he was “honored” to be a convicted felon and appeared to violate a court order prohibiting him from attacking witnesses who testified at his trial as he railed against the prosecution that made him the first former American president to be a convicted felon.

Speaking to an audience of reporters and supporters in the lobby of his eponymous Fifth Avenue skyscraper in New York City — the building where he formed the conspiracy that figured prominently in the evidence against him — Trump falsely claimed that President Joe Biden could put an end to the case that was brought against him by New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg in a New York court.

Trump donation site, WinRed, crashes after guilty verdict is announced

Friday 31 May 2024 17:00 , Jake Brigstock

WinRed, a website that raises money to support Donald Trump, went down after the former US president became the first in history to have a criminal record.

Trump was found guilty on May 30 of all 34 charges brought against him in a criminal hush money trial.

The former president is looking to be re-elected into the White House later this year but now as a criminal.

Trump donation site, WinRed, crashes after guilty verdict is announced

VIDEO: Trump says NDAs are ‘totally honorable’

Friday 31 May 2024 16:49 , Hebe Campbell

Trump finishes speech saying election day is ‘most important day in history’

Friday 31 May 2024 16:45 , Gustaf Kilander

Trump finished his speech after about 40 minutes.

“It’s my honor to be doing this. It really is. It’s a very unpleasant thing, to be honest. But it’s a great, great honor,” he said.

“We’re going to make America great again. We’re going to make it better than ever before. Remember, November 5 is the most important day in the history of our country,” he told the press and assembled supporters before walking out.

Trump claims migrants are taking over ‘luxury hotels’

Friday 31 May 2024 16:42 , Gustaf Kilander

Trump claimed that migrants live in “luxury hotels in cities” run by Democrats during his post-verdict press conference on Friday.

“This is what’s happening to our country. And it’s not sustainable [for] anyone. Little things like our kids can’t have a little league game anymore because you have tents and you have migrants living on the fields. That’s the least of it,” the former president claimed.

“People are taking over our luxury hotels – migrants. And yet our veterans, our great veterans are living on the streets like dogs,” he added. “But migrants are living in luxury hotels and cities all over our country run by Democrats.”

Trump critics point out an unusual fact about jury member that found him guilty

Friday 31 May 2024 16:40 , Liam O’Dell

Jurors in Donald Trump’s hush money criminal trial – which returned a guilty verdict on all 34 counts on Thursday night – had to maintain a level of impartiality around the former US president which, to others, may seem impossible, given the Republican’s trademark inflammatory and controversial nature.

A number of potential jurors had to be dismissed as they felt they couldn’t be fair in their assessment of the evidence, and before New York Justice Juan Merchan sent the jurors out to deliberate, he reminded them not to allow their verdict “to be influenced by bias or prejudice”.

Trump critics point out an unusual fact about jury member that found him guilty

Trump’s says ‘record levels of terrorists’ have entered US

Friday 31 May 2024 16:37 , Gustaf Kilander

Trump returned to his tried and tested talking points on Friday as he complained about immigration levels.

“We have people coming from all corners of the globe and many of them are not good people … record levels of terrorists have come into our country – they’ve never seen anything like it,” he said, without pointing to any evidence.

VIDEO: Trump claims his witnesses were ‘crucified’ after guilty verdict

Friday 31 May 2024 16:31 , Hebe Campbell

Trump says he will appeal hush money verdict, calls judge ‘tyrant’

Friday 31 May 2024 16:30 , Gustaf Kilander

Trump said on Friday he will appeal the verdict in his hush money case.

“We’re going to be appealing this scam,” the former president said on Friday. “We’re going to be appealing it on many different things. He wouldn’t allow us to have witnesses. He wouldn’t allow us to tal … wouldn’t allow us to do anything. The judge was a tyrant.”

Trump says he ‘never’ thought of Michael Cohen ‘as a fixer’

Friday 31 May 2024 16:27 , Gustaf Kilander

Speaking about Michael Cohen on Friday, Trump said “the money that was paid was paid legally, there was nothing illegal.”

“In fact, the lawyer in creating the NDA because at that time he was a fully accredited lawyer, he wasn’t a fixer,” he added. “I never thought of him as a fixer … The media called him a fixer.”

“He was a lawyer and he was fairly good. Later on, I didn’t like what he did,” Trump said.

‘They weren’t crimes, nor is paying money under an NDA’

Friday 31 May 2024 16:23 , Gustaf Kilander

Trump argued on Friday that paying someone under an NDA is not a crime.

“They weren’t crimes, nor is paying money under an NDA. So we have an NDA, non-disclosure agreement,” he said on Friday. “It’s a big deal. A non-disclosure agreement. Totally honorable, totally good. Totally accepted. Everybody has them.”

Stormy Daniels ‘thanked for taking one (inch) for the team’ after Trump guilty verdict

Friday 31 May 2024 16:20 , Greg Evans

Stormy Daniels, the porn star at the centre of the Donald Trump hush money trial, has received a wave of praise following the announcement that the former president was guilty of 34 charges on Thursday.

Trump became the first president in US history to receive a criminal conviction and will now have to wait until July 11th to learn what the punishment for his crime will be.

Stormy Daniels ‘thanked for taking one (inch) for the team’ after Trump guilty verdict

Trump addresses his age: ‘Normally I’d say that’s an old guy’

Friday 31 May 2024 16:20 , Gustaf Kilander

Trump addressed his age during his post-trial press conference during a tangent about a separate case.

“He’s 77 years old. Now normally I’d say that’s an old guy, but I don’t feel 77,” he said. “Nobody ever says that about me … they just don’t say that about me, but maybe I’m better off that way.”

PHOTOS: Trump speaks at post-verdict press conference

Friday 31 May 2024 16:17 , Gustaf Kilander

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Trump says he ‘wanted to testify’

Friday 31 May 2024 16:14 , Gustaf Kilander

Trump yet again called the judge in his hush money case “highly conflicted” before going on to say he “wanted to testify.”

“I would have testified, I wanted to testify. The theory is you never testify because as soon as you testify for anybody, if it were George Washington – don’t testify because they’ll get you on something that you said slightly wrong, and then they sue you for perjury,” he said. “But I didn’t care about that, I wanted to.”

Trump blames ‘sick people’ for his conviction at post-trial press conference

Friday 31 May 2024 16:10 , Gustaf Kilander

Former President Donald Trump is speaking at a press conference after his conviction on 34 counts of falsifying business records.

He said those behind his conviction were “sick people.”

“We have a president and a group of fascists that don’t want to do anything about it,” he added. “He could stop it. But he’s not, they’re destroying our country.”

Piers Morgan defends Trump after ‘shameful’ trial verdict

Friday 31 May 2024 16:00 , Joe Sommerlad

Rather less happy with the news, and once more attempting to re-establish a degree of relevance in America he has not enjoyed for some years, the British conservative broadcaster has also contributed his two cents.

Jacob Stolworthy has this one.

Piers Morgan defends Trump after ‘shameful’ trial verdict

Trump to speak from venue where he announced 2016 campaign

Friday 31 May 2024 15:55 , Alex Woodward

The Trump press conference is taking place where Trump launched his 2016 campaign when he descended his golden escalators in June 2015, and a couple of months later conspired to unlawfully influence the outcome.

He’s now going to proclaim his innocence from the same atrium where he announced he was running.

PHOTOS: Opponents and supporters of Donald Trump gather outside Trump Tower

Friday 31 May 2024 15:53 , Gustaf Kilander

An opponent of former President Donald Trump holds signs outside Trump Tower on 31 May (Ariana Baio / The Independent)An opponent of former President Donald Trump holds signs outside Trump Tower on 31 May (Ariana Baio / The Independent)

An opponent of former President Donald Trump holds signs outside Trump Tower on 31 May (Ariana Baio / The Independent)

A New Jersey couple described the verdict as ‘rigged’ and a ‘phony' (Ariana Baio / The Independent)A New Jersey couple described the verdict as ‘rigged’ and a ‘phony' (Ariana Baio / The Independent)

A New Jersey couple described the verdict as ‘rigged’ and a ‘phony’ (Ariana Baio / The Independent)

Trump supporters gather outside Trump Tower on 31 May (Alex Woodward / The Independent)Trump supporters gather outside Trump Tower on 31 May (Alex Woodward / The Independent)

Trump supporters gather outside Trump Tower on 31 May (Alex Woodward / The Independent)

Elon Musk backs Trump and says ‘great damage’ has been done to faith in US justice system

Friday 31 May 2024 15:40 , Joe Sommerlad

The great genius of our time speaks.

‘I don’t understand what’s happened to the minds of the sane Republicans’

Friday 31 May 2024 15:26 , Alex Woodward

Wendy Sacks walked by the crowd outside Trump Tower at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 57th Street muttering “mother******.”

“I’m just livid that this criminal is being given this honor,” she said, gesturing at the MAGA flags and supporters on the other side of a barricade.

“I don’t understand what’s happened to the minds of the sane Republicans.”

The 30-year Manhattan resident is running an errand and the obstacle course of barricades around the blocks messed up her route.

“I resent on account of this one individual I have to walk one, two, three blocks out of my way to accommodate his blarney and shenanigans.”

After yesterday’s verdict, “I couldn’t be prouder to be a New Yorker.”

PHOTOS: Trump supporters gather outside Trump Tower ahead of press conference

Friday 31 May 2024 15:21 , Gustaf Kilander

Trump supporters gather outside Trump Tower ahead of the former president’s press conference on Friday 31 May in New York City (Ariana Baio / The Independent)Trump supporters gather outside Trump Tower ahead of the former president’s press conference on Friday 31 May in New York City (Ariana Baio / The Independent)

Trump supporters gather outside Trump Tower ahead of the former president’s press conference on Friday 31 May in New York City (Ariana Baio / The Independent)

A Trump supporter holds a sign outside Trump Tower on Friday 31 May (Ariana Baio / The Independent)A Trump supporter holds a sign outside Trump Tower on Friday 31 May (Ariana Baio / The Independent)

A Trump supporter holds a sign outside Trump Tower on Friday 31 May (Ariana Baio / The Independent)

Trump supporters show to support the former president ahead of his press conference on Friday 31 May (Ariana Baio / The Independent)Trump supporters show to support the former president ahead of his press conference on Friday 31 May (Ariana Baio / The Independent)

Trump supporters show to support the former president ahead of his press conference on Friday 31 May (Ariana Baio / The Independent)

Reporters and Trump supporters stand outside Trump Tower ahead of Donald Trump’s press conference on Friday 31 May (Ariana Baio / The Independent)Reporters and Trump supporters stand outside Trump Tower ahead of Donald Trump’s press conference on Friday 31 May (Ariana Baio / The Independent)

Reporters and Trump supporters stand outside Trump Tower ahead of Donald Trump’s press conference on Friday 31 May (Ariana Baio / The Independent)

‘Is this the moment Trump’s popularity bubble bursts? Don’t bet on it…’

Friday 31 May 2024 15:20 , Joe Sommerlad

He has reached the highest echelons of office by defying political gravity – but, after being found guilty on 34 felony charges, will the former president finally come crashing back down to Earth?

Jon Sopel explains why yesterday’s verdict may not end up making a jot of difference come November.

Is this the moment Trump’s popularity bubble bursts? Don’t bet on it…

Speaker Johnson says Supreme Court should ‘step in’

Friday 31 May 2024 15:13 , Gustaf Kilander

House Speaker Mike Johnson has said that he believes the Supreme Court should “step in” following the guilty verdict of former President Donald Trump on 34 counts in his hush money trial.

“I do believe the Supreme Court should step in,” he said on Fox & Friends on Fox News on Friday morning. “I think they’ll set this straight but it’s going to take a while.”

Speaking about the justices, he said: “I know many of them personally, I think they’re deeply concerned about” the faith in the American justice system.

Watch live: Trump speaks after criminal conviction in hush money trial

Friday 31 May 2024 15:06 , Holly Patrick

Warning: This livestream has not been independently fact-checked and may contain misinformation.

Watch live as Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in New York City on Friday, 31 May, following his criminal conviction in a hush money trial.

Hillary Clinton releases ‘she was right’ mug immediately after Trump’s conviction

Friday 31 May 2024 15:00 , Joe Sommerlad

You didn’t think you’d get through the whole day without hearing from Hillary did you?

Here’s Sinead Butler for Indy100.

Hillary Clinton releases ‘she was right’ mug immediately after Trump’s conviction

More reporters and pedestrians than Trump supporters at Trump Tower ahead of press conference

Friday 31 May 2024 14:54 , Gustaf Kilander

The Independent’s Ariana Baio is at Trump Tower ahead of the former president’s press conference. With just over an hour to go until Trump’s 11am press conference, there are more reporters and pedestrians present than Trump supporters.

One woman spotted wearing a Trump flag was one of few Trump backers in the area.

A Trump supporter wears a flag backing the former president ahead of his Trump Tower press conference (Ariana Baio)A Trump supporter wears a flag backing the former president ahead of his Trump Tower press conference (Ariana Baio)

A Trump supporter wears a flag backing the former president ahead of his Trump Tower press conference (Ariana Baio)

‘Now it’s Trump vs the American justice system… but who will voters support?’

Friday 31 May 2024 14:40 , Joe Sommerlad

When the former president was found guilty on all counts on Thursday, he described the verdict as “rigged” and raged against the “conflicted” judge.

He is unlikely to go to prison but it is the American voters who will ultimately deliver the final verdict, writes Mary Dejevsky.

Now it’s Donald Trump vs the American justice system – but who will voters support?

Donald Trump’s media stock makes comeback ahead of news conference

Friday 31 May 2024 14:25 , Gustaf Kilander

After a downturn of more than six percent following his guilty verdict on Friday, shares in former President Donald Trump’s social media company rose in pre-market trading.

Shares in Trump Media & Technology, the parent company of the Truth Social platform, were recently up by about two percent.

The stock went public in late March of this year and has since been erratic.

Trump Media shares down more than 6% after hush money guilty verdict

Friday 31 May 2024 14:20 , Joe Sommerlad

Oh oh.

Here’s Josh Marcus on the market reaction to the Trump verdict.

Trump Media shares down more than 6% after hush money guilty verdict

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