Donald Trump is still a threat to democracy, Joe Biden’s campaign says

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'In New York today, we saw that no one is above the law,' Biden's campaign said.

President Joe Biden’s campaign is warning that convicted felon Donald Trump will still be the Republican presidential nominee this November and is arguing that “the threat Trump poses to our democracy has never been greater.”

“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,” Biden-Kamala Harris 2024 Communications Director Michael Tyler said in a statement set shortly after a federal jury found Trump guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying business records in the hush-money case involving porn star Stormy Daniels.

Trump is scheduled to be sentenced July 11. He could face jail time, but legal experts say it’s unlikely.

Leaving the courtroom, Trump also spoke of the upcoming election. He told reporters, “This was a rigged trial by a conflicted Judge who was corrupt. The real verdict is going to be Nov. 5 by the people, and they know what happened here.”

Trump insisted he was innocent and then, The Associated Press reported, he falsely blamed the criminal case on the Biden administration for trying to wound a political opponent.

Meanwhile, Biden’s campaign said Trump 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,” Tyler said. “A second Trump term means chaos, ripping away Americans’ freedoms and fomenting political violence — and the American people will reject it this November.”

The news of Trump’s conviction sent waves across social media as Trump became the first U.S. President to be convicted of a felony. Several Florida and U.S. politicians quickly sent out statements, their reactions depending on their political party.

Tyler praised the verdict, adding, “In New York today, we saw that no one is above the law.”

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  • My Take

    May 30, 2024 at 6:21 pm

    Possibly Convicted Criminal Trump’s increased ravings will reduce his vote.

  • Ocean Joe

    May 31, 2024 at 5:40 am

    Biden is also a threat to democracy.
    He is too old to continue serving (not chronologically, but based on his condition), but insisted on running again.
    He could very well lose to Trump, which means he facilitates the second helping of Trump in the White House.
    Democrats continually offer up some of the weakest presidential candidates because freak voters on the fringes can torque the primaries. McGovern, Dukaka, Kerry.

    If we are stuck with him, let him campaign on the accomplishments of his first term, not just as Trump prevention.

  • Ron Ogden

    May 31, 2024 at 8:19 am

    If Biden and his party were not quaking over the possibility that Trump will win in November–in other words, if they were not quaking over the possibility that democracy will actually work–they would not have sacrificed our judicial system for the sake of retaining power.

    • Dont Say FLA

      May 31, 2024 at 9:23 am

      Mr Ron you need a calendar.

      Prosecutors on Trump’s numerous cases in various jurisdictions started work in 2021 and 2022.

      Trump made it political later when he decided he would be the first Presidential re-election loser to try trying again.

      And why did he decide to run again after he already was not re-elected despite that never being seen before in all of history? There are two reasons.

      #1 Trump was well aware of all the overwhelming and undeniable evidence again him since he did all of it, so he had to try something, and what he tried is claiming “it’s political persecution,” declaring candidacy, and, not how sure to put this gently, but, you fell for it. You fall for it over and over. Every. Single. Time. You picked him as candidate despite nearly 100 indictments.

      #2 As Trump said decades ago, Republics aren’t that bright. (And then continuing to say They’ll vote for him, so when he runs for President, he’ll have to run as a Republican. but that part is not real relevant here; given just for context)

      Now to your point, “if Biden and his party were not quaking over the possibility that Trump will win in November,” they wouldn’t be doing their campaign job very well, would they? They’d be campaigning like Rhonda in Iowa!

  • Dont Say FLA

    May 31, 2024 at 9:11 am

    Congress needs to act on this.

    New law #1: No convicted felons can be President, but to be fair, starting that in 2028, not this year.

    New law #2: No President who served one term but then lost their re-election can ever again be President. No more retribution candidates.

  • Billy Spearman

    June 3, 2024 at 4:55 pm

    Trump,, Can’t Understand Normal Thinking..

  • Billy Spearman

    June 3, 2024 at 4:57 pm

    Trump,, Never Could Understand Normal Thinking…

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