Biden Campaign Warns Trump’s Conviction Won’t Stop Him from Winning Another Term

The Biden campaign cautioned that former President Donald Trump’s conviction in a “hush money” case doesn’t legally prevent him from winning another term in the White House. report by CBS

“There is still only one way to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office: at the ballot box. Convicted felon or not, Trump will be the Republican nominee for president,” said Michael Tyler, the campaign’s communications director, in a statement Thursday.

Trump became the first former U.S. president to be convicted of a crime when a New York jury found him guilty of falsifying business records to cover up a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election. He was found guilty on all 34 counts.

The Biden campaign emphasized that the verdict demonstrates “no one is above the law,” but it also “does not change the fact that the American people face a simple reality.”

Politico says, “The threat Trump poses to our democracy has never been greater. He is running an increasingly unhinged campaign of revenge and retribution, pledging to be a dictator ‘on day one’ and calling for our Constitution to be ‘terminated’ so he can regain and keep power,” the statement read.

“A second Trump term means chaos, ripping away Americans’ freedoms and fomenting political violence — and the American people will reject it this November.”

The Biden campaign is using this message to galvanize fundraising efforts, warning supporters that Trump’s conviction could actually benefit his campaign.

“Donald Trump’s supporters are fired up and likely setting fundraising records for his campaign,” read a text message to Biden supporters. “That’s money he will use to try to get back into the White House to carry out his threats of revenge and retribution against his political opponents. told by Reuters, So while the MAGA Right comes to the aid of Trump, Joe Biden — and those who care about democracy — need you.”

“We respect the rule of law, and have no additional comment,” Ian Sams, a spokesperson for the White House counsel’s office, said in a statement.