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How Folks Are Responding to the Trump Verdict

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Yesterday, former President Donald Trump was found guilty on all charges after the jury deliberated for only two days. He had been on trial for a hush money scandal that many believe was a weaponization of the court system to try and take down a candidate who was likely to beat current President Joe Biden. There is a huge variety of responses to the Trump verdict: everything from celebration to condemnation.

How commentators reacted to the Trump verdict

Independent candidate Robert F Kennedy Jr was appalled by the entire courtroom fiasco.

Other commentators have said this is a call for civil war.

Even some Democrats are outraged. Shaun Maguire, the big kahuna at Sequoia Capital, immediately donated $300,000 to Trump’s campaign. He wrote:

I just donated $300k to Trump. I’m prepared to lose friends. Here’s why.

Back in 2016 I had drunk the media Kool-Aid and was scared out of my mind about Trump. As such I donated to Hilary Clinton’s campaign and voted for her.

By 2020 I was disillusioned and didn’t vote – I didn’t like either option.

Now, in 2024, I believe this is one of the most important elections of my lifetime, and I’m supporting Trump.

I know that I’ll lose friends for this. Some will refuse to do business with me. The media will probably demonize me, as they have so many others before me. But despite this, I still believe it’s the right thing to do.

I refuse to live in a society where people are afraid to speak.

He’s not the only one putting his money where his mouth is. So many people flocked to donate that Trump’s website crashed. Commentator Colin Rugg summarized:

HAPPENING NOW: President Donald Trump receives massive wave of support after he was found guilty in the New York City trial, crashing his donation page.

Sequoia Capital’s Shaun Maguire: Donated $300,000 to Trump’s campaign.

Lee Zeldin: Secured an $800k donation for Trump’s Joint Fundraising Committee.

Tim Pool: “I have just donated the maximum to Donald Trump.”

Tucker Carlson: “Import the Third World, become the Third World. That’s what we just saw. This won’t stop Trump. He’ll win the election if he’s not k*lled first.”

Megyn Kelly: “Guilty on all counts. The country is disgraced. Alvin Bragg should be disbarred. They will rue the day they unleashed this lawfare to corrupt a presidential election.”

Scott Adams: “I just donated to Trump. The donation page crashed from traffic. This is the hill to die on.”

Tristan Tate: “Trump donation page? Link?”

Piers Morgan: “Trump’s donation websites are crashing… my guess is this verdict will propel him back into the White House.”

Supporters on X: Donating amounts of $3300 and $1000.

But it doesn’t really matter what the pundits think.

I’m curious what YOU think about this verdict. Do you feel it was just? Do you feel the courts have been weaponized? Has this made you change your mind in either direction about supporting Trump in the presidential election? Will this help him or hinder him in the upcoming election?

Clearly, we won’t all agree, but let’s remain civil and discuss it in the comments section.

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