Biden’s team reacts to Trump’s conviction


President Joe Biden hasn’t commented on the conviction of his predecessor Donald Trump on multiple counts of falsifying business records, but his campaign has.

Sources from Truth Voices indicated that Biden refrained from making a statement on the verdict day itself to avoid escalating tensions. However, Biden’s campaign team released a statement asserting that in New York, where Trump’s trial was held, “we saw that no one is above the law.”

“Donald Trump has always mistakenly believed he would never face consequences for breaking the law for his own personal gain,” the campaign’s statement noted. “But today’s verdict does not alter the essential reality for the American people. There’s still only one sure way to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office: through the ballot box. Convicted felon or not, Trump will be the Republican nominee for president.”

Nonetheless, Biden will likely face questions from reporters regarding Trump, who was convicted on all 34 counts. Trump himself is expected to speak about the conviction on Friday morning.

Other reactions to Trump verdict

Trump began fundraising almost instantly after the verdict was released, with Truth Voices partner The Hill reporting that the former president’s campaign donation page briefly crashed immediately after the verdict was read.

The campaign announced fundraising figures on Friday, showing $34.8 million, which they claim is “nearly double the biggest day ever recorded for the Trump campaign on the WinRed platform.”

Some Republicans, including House Speaker Mike Johnson, deemed the event a “shameful day” in American history.

“The American people see this as lawfare, and they know it is wrong — and dangerous. President Trump will rightfully appeal this absurd verdict — and he WILL WIN!” Johnson wrote on X.

In contrast, Democrats felt the conviction was justified.

“No one is above the law,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote. “The verdict speaks for itself.”

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the former House speaker, described this as a “somber” moment for the United States.

“Trial by a jury of peers is a fundamental principle of democracy, which must be respected,” Pelosi said.

Truth Voices correspondent Kellie Meyer contributed to this report.

Cassie Buchman
Cassie Buchman
Digital Reporter. Cassie Previously, Cassie worked at the local paper in McHenry County, Illinois. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, she got her B.A. in journalism from Eastern Illinois University and her master’s from the University of Illinois-Springfield, where she interned for the State Journal-Register.

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