Guilty Verdict Will Supercharge Trump’s 2024 Campaign: Gutfeld


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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld has declared after former President Donald Trump was found guilty in his hush money trial that it will prove to be a boon for his current White House campaign.

A jury convicted Trump of violations of law in an attempt to hide a payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 campaign, though scores of legal experts on the right and left repeatedly said during the six-week trial they could find no evidence that Trump did anything wrong, accusing Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg of manufacturing the charges to ‘get’ the former president.

But the conviction is only likely to supercharge Trump’s current presidential campaign, Gutfeld said during a segment on “The Five.”

“I believe that they just gave Popeye a gallon of spinach laced with steroids and meth,” Gutfeld began, using a quip. “And I think you are going to see this – the numbers aren’t going to go in Biden’s favor. I think this will not only solidify the [Trump] base, it will radicalize it, it will infuriate the independents and the undecideds, and those who see Biden as a desiccated, you know, barely alive person will be, I think I’m energized by their spirits.

“One thing, to your point about it, spinach fuel, the Trump donation site crashed a few minutes ago,” co-host Dana Perino responded. “And it is still down, which means, I think to your point, the base will be energized. WinRed also having similar problems.”


Perino, who served a stint as then-President George W. Bush’s press secretary, then shifted to co-host Jesse Watters:

“Sentencing would be July 11th, Jesse. That’s two weeks after the first presidential debate. And four days before the RNC convention gets started. So it is all crunched.”

“Trump was found guilty because he beat Hillary and is about to beat Joe Biden. I thought I’d be angry. But I feel this cool resignation. This resoluteness. That we are wounded as a country. And we are not going to go down,” Watters said. “That we are going to get back up. We are going to regain our strength. And then we are going to vanquish the evil forces that are destroying this republic.

“And if you look at the American people, how are they looking at this? People are desperate for help from these politicians, for safety, for security. And these nitwits, consumed with hatred, are planning to destroy a man because he threatens their power,” Watters went on. “These are wicked people, obsessed with a person, and we will seek justice. We guarantee that.


“This man’s life is a Greek tragedy. From billionaire, bankrupt, TV star, and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Divorces. Marriages. Children. And that was even before he entered politics. And then you have investigations and hoaxes and a pandemic. And now they are trying to incarcerate this person. And the only way this act ends is if he is reelected, and it looks like he will be reelected,” Watters added.


The judge who presided over Trump’s hush money case in Manhattan has made a startling revelation that many legal experts say could directly alter the outcome of the guilty verdict.


“Dear Counsel: Today, the Court became aware of a comment that was posted on the Unified Court System’s public Facebook page and which I now bring to your attention,” Judge Juan Merchan wrote in a letter to District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s prosecutor and Todd Blanche, Trump’s lead attorney, on Friday. “In the comment, the user, ‘Michael Anderson,’ states: ‘My cousin is a juror and says Trump is getting convicted. Thank you folks for all your hard work!!!!’”

The post was a response to a routine UCS notice about unrelated oral arguments, but its content directly referenced the Trump trial.

Some have argued that the post, if real, could lead to a mistrial.

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