Trump Gets More Good News

( – Despite facing the most vicious political scheme in history, former President Donald Trump received good news as his recent guilty verdict has attracted moderate Republicans and longtime Trump skeptics to support him.

Kentucky Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell and Maine moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins are now rallying to Trump’s defense. Even Nikki Haley, who Trump previously faced during the GOP primaries, is expected to join the chorus.

Prominent Republicans, even some of his biggest critics, say the case brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) was fundamentally unfair.

Likewise, McConnell said after the verdict that the “charges never should have been brought in the first place” and predicted the conviction would be overturned on appeal.

Collins said Bragg had blurred “the lines between the judicial system and the electoral system” by running for the district attorney’s office on a pledge to prosecute Trump.

Ron Bonjean, a Republican strategist and former senior Senate and House leadership aide, said, “This decision has the same dramatic effect across the country like President Clinton’s impeachment.”

“They are very different scenarios, but both caused a massive rally effect. With Clinton it was Democrats, and now with Trump it’s Republicans who believe there is judicial overreach,” he added.

Likewise, Senate Republicans recognized that their hopes of reclaiming the majority hinge on Trump’s performance in battleground states. They had little choice but to close ranks, even as Trump faced the specter of jail time.

Former Vice President Mike Pence, who once distanced himself from Trump, now calls the verdict an “outrage.” He insisted that no one is above the law but cautioned against weaponizing the Department of Justice for political gain.

Likewise, polls reflect the nation’s divided sentiments. In New York, 49% doubt Trump will get a fair trial, while 45% believe otherwise. And among Republicans, 25% say they would be more likely to vote for Trump if a jury found him guilty

In a recent poll, 67% of surveyed voters nationwide asserted that a guilty verdict would not sway their November vote. The GOP, however, had anticipated a different outcome—one that would energize their base behind Trump and put Democrats on the defensive.

Yet, despite Trump’s Republican base being seemingly locked down, some acknowledged that a criminal conviction could alienate independent voters—especially college-educated and suburban women who distanced themselves from Trump in previous elections.

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