Tony Smith

Former President Donald Trump was found guilty Thursday of 34 felony counts in a New York trial centering around his hush money payments to Stormy Daniels. He’s the first former U.S. president to be convicted of a felony – but will it impact the November election? Probably not much, [UC Irvine professor of political science and law] political analyst Tony Smith told KNX News. “Trump could literally shoot somebody in the head in the middle of Fifth Avenue and his hardcore supporters, in a Jim Jones-like fashion, will say he deserved it,” Smith said. But he noted that Trump’s loyal supporters aren’t a majority of the country – and his conviction could lose him a handful of undecided voters in key swing districts.

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