Trump Calls New York Case ‘Rigged’

Former President Donald Trump said that his conviction by a New York jury earlier this week was “rigged.” The former president said that as he also promised to appeal the felony conviction.

“This was done by the Biden administration in order to hurt an opponent, a political opponent, and I think it’s just a disgrace,” said Trump during a press event Friday morning.

“This was a rigged decision right from day one, with a conflicted judge who should have never been allowed to try this case, never,” said the former president.

“We’ll keep fighting. We’ll fight till the end, and we’ll win because our country’s gone to hell,” Trump said.

Trump said that the United States was a “nation in decline.” He cited the pressure of illegal aliens entering the country. He also cited issues with oil production.

“We have a country that’s in big trouble,” he said.

The former president blamed the case on President Joe Biden and the Department of Justice. Trump also called Judge Juan Merchan “conflicted in the case.”

Trump spoke for about 30 minutes and touched upon a number of subjects. He cited several issues with the case, including whether or not he would testify.

The Trump campaign condemned the decision and also announced a significant increase in fundraising after the conviction.

The Trump campaign said that in the 24 hours following the conviction, its campaign had raised almost $53 million. The campaign wrote that the total was “MORE THAN $2 MILLION PER HOUR!”

“With more than one-third of these donors being new to the campaign, it is clear that more and more Americans are seeing through the Biden election interference and joining President Trump in the movement to save our nation,” said the campaign statement.

During his Friday press conference, Trump said that he was leading in major polls. He cited conducted since the news of the conviction broke Thursday that he was up “six points.”

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