‘A SHAM and a HOAX’: Donald Trump’s Florida campaign chief condemns NY verdict

'The real verdict will come on November 5th.'

The man in charge of Donald Trump’s campaign operation in Florida is condemning the former President’s guilty verdict on 34 counts, and suggesting that the ultimate verdict will be in November.

“This case and the trial itself has always been a rigged political operation designed to interfere in the election on behalf of Crooked Joe Biden’s campaign. Tried in the media capital of the world by elected Democrats, with a Democrat judge and an overwhelming Democrat jury pool, this case was and remains a SHAM and a HOAX,” Brian Hughes said in a prepared statement.

Trump was convicted for a scheme to pay adult film star Stormy Daniels that included 11 fake invoices, 12 fake ledger entries and 11 checks classifying the hush money as a “legal retainer,” with nine of them signed by the former President.

As expected, this trial court ruling won’t be the end, Hughes said.

“President Trump will appeal the rigged verdict quickly and anticipate an immediate stay of any penalties or sanctions of the sentence pending the outcome of President Trump’s appeal.”

Meanwhile, Hughes said the verdict only underscores the stark choice of the election.

“In the meantime, the American people are already seeing through this sham because they know what matters most. They want a prosperous economy not Biden’s skyrocketing costs of food, gas and housing. They want a secure border not Biden’s illegal migrant crime raging in every community. They want a peaceful world that can only come from President Trump’s America First, peace through strength agenda. The real verdict will come on November 5th.”

Hughes’ comments are thematically similar to those from the former President after the adverse ruling.

“This was a disgrace, this was a rigged trial,” Trump said in New York, as transcribed by Mediaite. “Our whole country is being rigged right now. This is being done by the Biden administration in order to hurt or wound a political opponent.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • My Take

    May 30, 2024 at 6:28 pm

    Trump — guilty as sin.
    Now proved.
    The honest half of the country knows it.
    No matter what his stooges blather.

    • Frankie M.

      May 30, 2024 at 6:58 pm

      Not sure if Brian Hughes would make a good character witness for the sentencing phase of the trial.

  • Michael K

    May 30, 2024 at 6:30 pm

    The sham and the hoax has 34 felony convictions.

  • Sundance

    May 30, 2024 at 7:13 pm

    Donald your supposed to be chosen. Not exposing.
    Well I have nothing to lose but do you

  • Jojo

    May 30, 2024 at 7:25 pm

    If ever justice was rendered it was today.
    The big orange cretin is finally going to pay for all the illegal shenanigans he’s been up to ever since he entered the NY business world
    I’m just sorry he’ll never see the inside of a jail cell

    • Frankie M.

      May 30, 2024 at 9:36 pm

      Orange really is the new black. All he has to do now is stall/drag out the appeal til November like he did with his Supreme Court Justice nominee. Then he can pardon himself for all prior & future illegal activities.

  • Sundance

    May 30, 2024 at 7:27 pm

    What is happening is real not rigged.
    Hoaxed Hocus pokus or whatever
    Know your boundaries and where the lines are drawn. You all will be a little safer

  • tom palmer

    May 30, 2024 at 7:29 pm

    What is the evidence the jury verdict was rigged? Quit whining.

  • My Take

    May 30, 2024 at 7:44 pm

    What is that beautiful sound from on high?
    Why it is the Angels singing!

  • MH/Duuuval

    May 30, 2024 at 8:27 pm

    Trump has yet to win the national popular vote nor is he likely to do so in 2024. He’ll rest his hopes on a rigged Electoral College based on winner-take-all elections in most states and disproportionate representation in the EC for states with smaller populations.

  • rick whitaker

    May 30, 2024 at 8:32 pm

    HEY BIG DON THE CON, when are you getting out? how much time you got? want to buy some snacks on credit? want to buy a pillow?

  • Andrew Finn

    May 30, 2024 at 9:34 pm

    So Donald Trump is found guilty on all counts ?? Wow !!!! Who could have seen that one coming ?? Anybody actually (even Ray Charles) would have “seen” it. Everything about the “trial” pointed to the pre-determined outcome. Hope the Dimocrats and libbies are partying and enjoying themselves, because this will be their one chance at it. They will be crying loud and long when this only strengthens the Trump campaign and he has probably just been handed the election by this Kangaroo Court. The overturning by the appeal will then give most of them a serious stroke or heart attack (aka “this is the big one” ala Fred Sanford) to finish them off. MAGA BABY MAGA !!!!!! Stick it to them President Trump !!!!!!

    • Frankie M.

      May 30, 2024 at 9:41 pm

      Overturning 34 counts on appeal…good luck with that. You might know even less about the law than Trump does. Too bad ignorance of the law is not a legal defender Maybe the law & order potus can get off on a technicality. The only ‘fix’ was the one Trump put himself in. Like Justin told Brittney in his 2002 album Justified, “Cry me a river “

    • Michael K

      May 31, 2024 at 8:43 am

      Did Donald Trump break the laws in the state of New York? Did he falsify information? A jury of his peers unanimously said yes, based on the evidence reviewed in court.

      What part of guilty is so difficult to understand? Isn’t that how the justice system works?

    • MH/Duuuval

      May 31, 2024 at 9:14 am

      Or, as Brother Ray might have said to DJT: Hit the road!

  • My Take

    May 30, 2024 at 10:35 pm

    Doesn’t everyone in the Big House claim, “I was innocent. I was framed.”?

  • Ocean Joe

    May 31, 2024 at 5:31 am

    I just want him to make me a license plate.

    • rick whitaker

      May 31, 2024 at 1:30 pm

      OJ, that would be a job for the semi-skilled cons, trump has no skills so they would put him in the fields hand picking weeds.

  • Dont Say FLA

    May 31, 2024 at 8:51 am

    “A sham and a hoax” is a confession from Donald J Trump about who and what he is.

    “A sham and a hoax” is not a description of 34 unanimous verdicts achieved via the US legal system’s proper channels.

    While Trump will not likely see even one day in any federal prison, it’d be hilarious to sentence him to some house arrest in NYC each winter and in Maga Lardo each summer.

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