After courtroom ruling: Biden sees Trump as a menace to democracy | EUROtoday

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Status: 31.05.2024 21:25

Following the decision in opposition to the previous US president, incumbent Biden accused his predecessor of threatening democracy. Trump, in flip, referred to as Biden a “fascist” and reported a report variety of new marketing campaign donations.

In a primary response to the historic verdict in opposition to Donald Trump within the hush cash trial, US President Joe Biden has described his predecessor as a menace to democracy. The ex-president and sure Republican presidential candidate “threatens our democracy,” Biden declared on his private account on the net service X:

“First he questions our electoral system. Then he questions our legal system. And now you can stop him,” he wrote – and referred to as for donations to help his election marketing campaign. Biden later mentioned within the White House that it was reckless, harmful, irresponsible for somebody to assert that the method was rigged simply because they didn't like the decision. The American precept that nobody is above the legislation had been reaffirmed.

Biden has to this point largely kept away from commenting on the authorized proceedings in opposition to Trump. Apparently he didn’t wish to gasoline his rival's accusation that they had been politically motivated. Immediately after the decision, the White House merely said that it revered the rule of legislation.

Trump calls Biden a “fascist”

Trump, for his half, criticized the proceedings in opposition to him as “very unfair.” “You saw what happened to some of the witnesses who were on our side – they were literally crucified,” the right-wing populist mentioned in a speech in New York. At the identical time, he described US President Biden and his “gang” as “sick” and “fascists.”

Immediately after the conviction, Trump unleashed offended tirades in opposition to the choose, the judiciary and Biden. “If they can do that to me, they can do that to anyone,” Trump mentioned at a press convention in Trump Tower in New York, claiming as soon as once more that he had been the sufferer of a rigged and politically motivated trial. Trump accused Biden of pushing the costs in opposition to him within the case along with the Justice Department. Trump didn’t present any proof of this.

Trump workforce stories report donations after verdict

He once more vehemently denied the accusations in opposition to him that he had hid hush cash funds in the course of the election marketing campaign by falsifying enterprise paperwork. This was not hush cash, it was a confidentiality settlement. “Totally legal, totally normal.”

Some opponents gathered in entrance of the constructing, but in addition supporters of the president, who has additionally acquired hundreds of thousands in marketing campaign donations since his conviction. Trump mentioned he had acquired 39 million {dollars} (36 million euros) inside ten hours of the decision being introduced, primarily small donations. This might be a brand new report. On Friday morning, his marketing campaign workforce had given a barely decrease determine. 34.8 million {dollars} in donations had been acquired for the reason that verdict, they mentioned.

Three trials are nonetheless pending

On Thursday, Trump turned the primary former president in US historical past to be discovered responsible in a legal trial. A very good 5 months earlier than the presidential election within the USA, the jury discovered the 77-year-old responsible on all 34 counts within the hush cash case. The sentence is to be introduced on July 11.

Trump is going through legal prices in three different instances. Two of them contain his makes an attempt to retroactively overturn his 2020 election defeat to Biden, and the third includes his taking secret authorities paperwork to his personal residence in Florida. However, it’s utterly unclear when the trials in these instances may start.