Americans Break Their Silence On Trump’s Hush Money Case

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Last week, the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research published a new survey which found that the majority of Americans did not believe that former President Donald Trump had acted illegally in the hush money case. 

The survey found that while 14 percent of respondents did not believe that Trump had done anything wrong, 35 percent believed that Trump’s actions in this case had been illegal. Another 31 percent believed that while his actions had been unethical had not been illegal, while the remaining 19 percent argued that they did not know enough regarding this case to respond.

Trump, who is the presumptive 2024 Republican presidential nominee, has been trying to get the case delayed until after the 2024 Presidential election in November. Still, despite his attempts the trial started on Monday, marking the first time in history that a former or current U.S. president has ever had to face a criminal trial.

In the case, it is alleged that Trump had illegally falsified business records when he reimbursed his former fixer and lawyer Michael Cohen, who had handled the hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence regarding their alleged affair prior to the 2016 presidential election. 

Trump is required to be present for every day of the Manhattan Court trial. On the first day in the courtroom around 100 New Yorkers had appeared at the courtroom, but by the end of the first day over half had been dismissed as it was determined that they could not be “fair and impartial” in any criminal proceedings against the former President.

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