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America Says What About Trump Verdict?

Americans are largely divided on their approval of the recent conviction of former President Trump in his New York hush money trial, according to a new survey.

The YouGov survey revealed that around 50 percent of Americans agree with the jury’s decision to convict the former president on 34 charges. In contrast, about 19 percent said they were unsure if they agreed with the decision, and approximately 30 percent said they disagreed.

Trump became the first former U.S. president to be a convicted felon on Thursday after a jury found him guilty of falsifying business records related to hush money payments made by his then-fixer, Michael Cohen, to adult film actor Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election.

Following the verdict, Trump criticized the trial outside the courtroom.

“This was a rigged, disgraceful trial. The real verdict is going to be on Nov. 5 by the people, and they know what happened here, and everybody knows what happened here,” Trump said.

Other findings from the survey showed that about 47 percent of Americans believed the former president received a “fair trial.” About 18 percent were unsure if Trump received a “fair trial,” while about 37 percent said he did not.

President Biden criticized Trump’s comments on the trial’s fairness on Friday.

“It’s reckless, it’s dangerous, it’s irresponsible for anyone to say this was rigged just because they don’t like the verdict,” the president said.

“Our justice system should be respected, and we should never allow anyone to tear it down; it’s as simple as that,” he added.

The YouGov survey was conducted on May 30 and included responses from 3,040 U.S. adults.

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