Trump Comments on Potential Sentence in Hush Money Case

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( – Former President Donald Trump suggested during an exclusive interview with Fox News that following his conviction in the hush money case, if he is placed on house arrest or jailed, it may be the “breaking point” for many Americans.

During the interview, Trump told hosts Will Cain, Rachel Campos-Duffy, and Pete Hegseth he would be “okay” with a jail sentence or house arrest. However, he indicated he was not sure that Americans “would stand for it.” He added that he think thinks it would be “tough” for people to take.

Last week, Trump became the first U.S. president to be convicted in New York after a jury found that he was guilty on all 34 charges of falsifying business records in connection to a hush money payment that had been made in 2016. The charges relate to the reimbursement made to Michael Cohen, Trump’s former fixer and attorney, for the hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence in relation to their alleged affair ahead of the election. 

On July 11, Judge Juan Merchan is expected to reveal Trump’s sentence. The Republican National Convention in Milwaukee is going to occur only four days after the sentencing, and Trump’s team has stated that it will be appealing the case. His team has also suggested that Trump should not be locked up, as most first-time offenders in New York who end up convicted of his crimes do not usually face incarceration. 

Trump has criticized the trial and the conviction, calling the situation “unfair” and maintaining that he committed no wrongdoing.

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