Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Trump supporters not likely to be deterred by latest court case

A New York jury found Donald Trump guilty of sexual abuse and defamation, and fined him $5 million in one of the many court cases he us facing. The charge of rape was thrown out, mainly due to the rather narrow legal definition of rape. He didn't bother turning up for the court case (or, more likely, was discouraged by his lawyer), and says he will appeal the verdict. Although he is unlikely to win the appeal, it will kick the can down the road until after the next election.

There are no surprises in any of this. Me, I am waiting to see the next voter intention polls. My hunch is that his popularity among his supporters will not be affected at all, and may even increase. Which will tell us everything we need to know about the people who vote for him.

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