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Trump Says Trial Was Tough On Wife Melania And Family

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Former President Donald Trump has spoken about his plans after his guilty verdicts in Manhattan and how the trial affected his family.

“We’re going to be appealing this scam. We’re going to be appealing it on many different things,” the former president said at a rally over the weekend.

“He [Judge Juan Merhcan]  wouldn’t allow us to have witnesses, he wouldn’t allow us to talk, he wouldn’t allow us to do anything. The judge was a tyrant,” the former president said.

“We’re going to fight,” he said. “I’m wired in such a way that a lot of people would have gone away a long time ago. They would have gone away after impeachment hoaxes.”

He also said he was honored by the support he has received via donations to his campaign after the verdict.

“It’s not that it’s pleasant — it’s very bad for family; it’s very bad for friends and businesses, but I’m honored to be involved in it because somebody has to do it, and I might as well keep going and be the one,” Trump said.

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“I’m very honored to be involved because we’re fighting for our Constitution,” the former president said. “I don’t mind because I’m willing to do whatever I have to do to save our country and to save our Constitution. I don’t mind.”

“This can’t be allowed to happen to other presidents; it should never be allowed to happen in the future,” he said. “But this is far beyond me. This is bigger than Trump. This is bigger than me.”

“Make America great again,” he said. “Remember November 5.”

And on Sunday, he spoke to Fox News, where he detailed the prospect of being sent to prison and how it could negatively affect the country. During his interview, he said that if he received a prison sentence, he believed it would be a “breaking point” for his supporters.

“The legal maze that you’re still facing, and they could, a judge could decide to say, hey, house arrest or even jail. It could be faced,” Fox News host Pete Hegseth said to the former president.

“I saw one of my lawyers the other day on television saying, oh, no, you don’t want to do that to the press. I said don’t you don’t beg for anything,” he said.

“That could happen,” the former president said of the prospect of him being sent to jail,

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“I don’t know that the public would stand it, you know, I don’t. I’m not sure the public would stand for it with a I think I think it would be tough for the public to take, you know at a certain point, there’s a breaking point,” he said.

He also spoke about the trial and what he thought of how it was handled.

“It’s weaponization, and it’s a very dangerous thing. We’ve never had that in this country,” the former president said.

“People get it. It’s a scam,” he said. “And the Republican Party… they’ve stuck together in this. They see it’s a weaponization of the Justice Department of the FBI, and that’s all coming out of Washington.”

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He also spoke about how the trial affected his family, including his wife, former first lady Melania Trump.

“She’s fine, but I think it’s very hard for her,” he said. “She has to read all this crap.”

“I think it’s probably in many ways, it’s tougher on my family than it is on me,” he said.

The convictions appear not to have affected polling, and in the aftermath of the verdicts, the former president reportedly raised more than $53 million in what may be one of the most massive backfires in the history of American politics.

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