Trump Tells Phil McGraw “Revenge Can Be Justified”

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( – On Thursday, June 6, during an interview with Dr. Phil McGraw, former President Donald Trump shared his belief that revenge “can be justified.”

During the interview, McGraw suggested Trump wouldn’t have time to “get even” with his critics. However, Trump, leaving the door open to pursue his opponents after his conviction in Manhattan, acknowledged that while revenge “take[s] time… sometimes revenge can be justified.”

Trump went on to say that the U.S. was worse off after his trial and prosecution, and that polls showed voters disapproved of his conviction. Trump also spoke of his fundraising successes, positing them as evidence that voters were upset by the verdict. He said that since his recent conviction, his campaign had raised nearly $400 million. 

He described receiving the “numbers that nobody’s ever heard of in politics” as a “greater honor,” claiming that everyday Americans understood what was going on.

On May 30, 12 jurors found Trump guilty on all 34 felony charges of falsifying business records in an effort to conceal his affair from voters during his 2016 Presidential campaign. 

The conviction makes Trump the first former President to receive a felony conviction in U.S. history.

Trump has claimed that his legal woes are something the Biden White House has orchestrated. 

In the days since Trump’s verdict, the former President has suggested his opponents would be fair game if he is reelected in November, claiming he would be justified in targeting them.

On Wednesday, Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that he had “every right” to pursue his detractors after he was prosecuted. A day earlier, he told Newsmax it was “very possible” that down the road Democrats would face prosecution.

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