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IT’S A ‘DISGRACE’: Americans deliver blunt assessment of Trump trial

Residents across the country, from Fresno, California, to Washington, DC, to Nashville, Tennessee and elsewhere, denounced the ongoing trial of Donald Trump in interviews on Fox News Digital this week.

“It’s a fraud and a disgrace that they would take a former president who will be president of our country in November and put him through a trial like that,” Ginger, who lives in Nashville, told Fox News Digital. Told.

“I think this is the most corrupt thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Gabe, who lives in Washington, D.C. “I’m appalled by the blatant corruption and political targeting that’s going on.”

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Residents in California, Washington, D.C., Nashville, Tennessee and other cities across the country denounced the Trump trial. (Getty/Fox News)

“It looks like a kangaroo court, actually,” added Brad, who lives in Fresno, California. “I think it’s a total travesty. I’d be shocked if it wasn’t scrapped.”

Voters have been inundated with coverage of former President Trump’s historic trial in New York City after Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg indicted him. 34 cases of falsifying business records In the first class.

Trump has maintained his innocence in the case, which stems from hush money paid in 2016 by his former lawyer Michael Cohen to Stormy Daniels, who is accused of having an affair with Trump in 2006. There is.

Many residents of major American cities told Fox News Digital that they were highly skeptical of the lawsuit against Trump.

Ginger from Nashville, Tennessee

Voters across the country have been flooded with news coverage of former President Trump’s historic trial in New York City after Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg indicted him on 34 counts of first-degree falsification of business records. ing. (Fox News Digital)

“He’s completely innocent,” said Steve, who lives in Washington, D.C. “The feds looked at this case years ago and said, ‘We’re not going to charge him,’ and now it’s being done stateside for totally political reasons. Their star witness is being torn to pieces. There’s no evidence. It’s totally politically motivated.”

Steve said he believes Trump will not be found guilty at the end of the trial, but has expressed doubts about the impartiality of some of the New York jurors.

“People who hate Trump don’t necessarily listen to the facts,” he said.

Cohen, one of the prosecution’s star witnesses against Trump, testified against his former boss and said the payment to Daniels was made knowingly to protect his reputation during the 2016 election. But Cohen, who was convicted of perjury, has also been criticized by Republican lawmakers and liberal media figures for his credibility.

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Donald Trump sits in court during his hush money trial in Manhattan Criminal Court.

The former president maintains his innocence. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

Asked whether the New York lawsuit against Trump was politically motivated, one Fresno resident fired back: “Is the Pope Catholic?”

“It’s a huge political war,” Robert said. “Laufer” is a term used to refer to the abuse of the legal system to punish political opponents, he added.

Other voters were more sympathetic to the case against Trump in New York.

“If he breaks the law he should be held accountable,” said Wayne, who lives in Bellingham, Wash. “He’s broken the law multiple times and he’s never been held accountable.”

Asked whether Trump was guilty of the charges brought in New York, Tina, a local Nashville voter, said, “Absolutely.” Cindy, who also lives in Tennessee, agreed: “Criminally, he’s guilty.”

“Anyone else would have already been in jail,” Cindy continued. “So it’s by his power that he remains in prison. And I hope he doesn’t go to prison. [office] Also.”

Tina and Cindy talk about the Trump trial

Other voters were more sympathetic to the case against Trump in New York. (Fox News Digital)

Prosecutors will need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Trump falsified records to conceal the $130,000 payment to Daniels and commit another felony: conspiring to promote or impede the election. This is the first criminal trial in history of a former U.S. president.

Defense in New York vs. Trump The case was rested Tuesday morning without the former president being called to testify, and the jury was dismissed until next Tuesday, when closing arguments will be heard.

Some voters still have doubts about the fairness of the trial.

“I believe it’s illegal in this country to investigate someone to find a crime, and that’s exactly what they’re trying to do,” Gary, a Nashville voter, told Fox News Digital.

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Fox News’ Hannah Lambert from Bellingham, Wash., Megan Myers from Washington, D.C., Gabriel Hayes from Fairfax, Va., Tenny Sahakian from Nashville, Tenn., and Diego Christopher Lopez from Fresno, Calif. , Kira Mortone reported from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Joshua Nelson from Detroit, Michigan, and Lindsay Cornick from Metairie, Louisiana.

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