RFK Jr. Suggests Trump’s Guilty Verdict Will Boost His Election Chances

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. reacted to former President Donald Trump’s guilty verdict in the hush money case on Thursday, suggesting that the outcome might actually help Trump’s chances of being elected in November.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Kennedy criticized the Democratic Party’s approach, saying, “America deserves a President who can win at the ballot box without compromising our government’s separation of powers or weaponizing the courts. You can’t save democracy by destroying it first. The Democrats are afraid they will lose in the voting booth, so instead they go after President Trump in the courtroom.”

Kennedy, who is also running against Trump, emphasized that he is challenging the former president on his record and policies, such as his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, environmental record, relationship with corporate America, support for the “war machine,” failure to address corruption, and increasing the national debt.

“I’ll challenge him on these things, but the Democrats won’t. You know why? Because they pursue the very same policies,” Kennedy added.

Trump was found guilty by a New York jury on all 34 felony counts of falsifying his business records to hide an alleged hush money payment to former porn star Stormy Daniels.

President Joe Biden’s campaign used the verdict to solicit donations, claiming that defeating Trump at the ballot box was crucial for protecting democracy.