How Biden Will Deal With Trump’s Verdict

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( – On Thursday, the jury in former President Donald Trump’s New York criminal case returned a guilty verdict regarding his involvement in the hush money payment he had made. However, President Joe Biden’s campaign has argued that even if Trump is found to be guilty, making him a convicted felon, they would not alter their campaign plans. 

Biden aides have been letting their allies do most of the work in painting Trump as a felon. Strategists have determined that this approach was the best for the president as it allowed him to keep his focus on the actual legislative accomplishments, pushing for more abortion access and slamming Trump for being a threat to democracy. 

The campaign is reportedly currently working on a statement that will be released after the verdict which aims to continue pushing the idea to voters that the only way to truly defeat Trump is at the ballot box. Biden’s campaign has been trying to determine the best way to handle the legal trial and its outcome, with many top officials pushing for the campaign to place more focus on the guilty verdict if that is what the jury decides. 

Polling has shown that the guilty verdict could potentially affect voters, and many campaign officials have stated that they believe that the jury’s decision regardless of the result is not going to have a substantial difference in the election. 

Still, officials have argued that the Biden campaign will need to decide whether or not they are going to label Trump as a “convicted felon”. The Biden campaign did put out a fundraising letter on Thursday after the verdict was read. 

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