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Why Donald Trump's Sentencing In His Hush Money Criminal Case Has Been Postponed

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By Favour Adegoke on July 2, 2024 at 6:30 PM EDT
Updated on July 2, 2024 at 6:34 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump's sentencing in his New  York criminal case has been postponed to September.

In May, a jury found Trump guilty of 34 felony counts of falsifying business records to hide payments made to former adult film star Stormy Daniels.

The delay in Donald Trump's sentencing is seen as a win by his camp as he is expected to be officially named as the GOP nominee for the upcoming presidential election later this month.

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Donald Trump's Sentencing In His Hush Money Criminal Case Is Postponed

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According to reports, Trump's sentencing in his hush money case has been delayed after his legal team filed a request following the Supreme Court's decision on presidential immunity.

The billionaire mogul was initially scheduled to be sentenced on July 11 after being found guilty of all 34 charges brought against him.

After the Supreme Court's shocking ruling on the immunity of presidents and former presidents, Trump's team immediately filed for a delay, which the prosecution did not oppose. However, they noted that the defense's argument for a delay was without merit.

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This development is a major win for Trump and his supporters as it means the upcoming Republican National Convention, where he will be named the official GOP presidential candidate for the 2024 election, will proceed without a hitch.

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Donald Trump's Sentencing Delay Raises Eyebrows

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On social media, several have voiced concerns regarding the postponement of Trump's sentencing. The Supreme Court's ruling on presidential immunity has especially caused many to wonder if it would in any way prevent Trump from being sentenced come September.

The Supreme Court ruled that Trump can not be prosecuted for actions or decisions taken within his constitutional powers as a U.S. president.

"It doesn't void these convictions. The conspiracy started before he could take official acts, they specifically named Cohen his personal attorney and the purpose was to hide it from voters," one person noted on X.

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Another said, "It's funny that some MAGAs think signing personal checks in the Oval Office to reimburse your lawyer, who paid off a porn star Trump screwed, is somehow considered an 'official act.'"

One more person commented, "Every day, I become more and more convinced that he will never actually face any consequences."

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Donald Trump Says His Guilty Verdict Was A 'Rigged Decision'

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Trump was very vocal about his historic guilty verdict in his criminal trial, branding it a "rigged decision." During a chat with the press outside the courtroom, he slammed the Biden administration, claiming they were the cause of his legal battles.

"Our whole country is being rigged right now," Trump said, per The Blast. "This was done by the Biden administration in order to wound, to hurt an opponent. A political opponent."

He continued, "And I think it's just a disgrace, and we'll keep fighting, we'll fight till the end, and we'll win because our country has gone to hell. We don't have the same country anymore, we have a divided mess ."

The Former President Called America A 'Nation In Decline'

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In his rant outside the courtroom, Trump further claimed that America is in "decline" due to "terrorists" allegedly taking over the country.

He said, "We are a nation in decline, serious decline of people pouring into our country right now. From prisons and from mental institutions. Terrorists and they're taking over our country. We have a country that's in big trouble, but this was a rigged decision right from day one, with a conflicted judge who should have never been allowed to try this case. Never!"

"We will fight for our constitution. This is far from over. Thank you very much," Trump noted, concluding his statement.

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Donald Trump Says The Hush Money Trial Was 'Tough' On His Family

Melania Trump, Donald Trump

During an interview on Fox, the former president revealed that his New York hush money trial has been stressful for his wife, Melania, who was notably absent from court throughout Trump's trials.

Speaking about the effect of his trial on the former first lady, Trump said, "She's fine, but I think it's very hard for her," adding that "in many ways, it's tougher on them [his family] than it is on me."

The billionaire politician also told the news outlet that he has no issues going to jail, but he is "not sure the public would stand for it."

"I think it would be tough for the public to take," he said, per BBC. "You know, at a certain point, there's a breaking point."

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