Beset by Company's Conviction and Senate Candidate's Loss, Trump
One of Donald Trump's worst days since he declared his candidacy for president about three weeks ago was Tuesday, when the Trump Organization ...
...was found guilty of financial impropriety and the former president's candidate for the Georgia Senate lost the runoff election.
The first thing was what was happening in the city where he was born and raised.
In New York, the jury deliberating on the case brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg found the Trump ...
...Organization guilty on all 17 counts relating to a tax-fraud scheme after deliberating for more than two days.
Officials will appeal the decision, which was partly based on testimony from the company's longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, who pleaded guilty to not paying taxes on company benefits.
After the trial was over, he released a statement in which he said, "New York City is a hard place to be 'Trump,' as businesses and people flee our once Great City!"
Since the federal prosecutor in Brooklyn began looking into Trump in a possible fraud case in the late 1970s, he has been successful in avoiding being charged with a crime.
Although prosecutors looking into the company had hoped that Bragg would have chosen to press charges against Trump earlier this year, the criminal convictions represent a kind of loss for Trump that has never happened.
Tuesday night, as the trial's effects became apparent, attention shifted to Georgia. In the end, Warnock won a close election, and he did so with a resounding majority of votes from Black voters.
Walker's loss will be challenging to explain away, despite Trump's history of labeling any defeat as "rigged." Taken together, the two significant ...
...political and legal defeats on the same day highlight the new situation Trump finds himself in as he attempts a third presidential run.
Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, is currently the favorite of the majority of major donors, so he is no longer ...
...their top choice. He is also not the only topic of conversation in the conservative media; DeSantis is the heir.
And elsewhere, a string of legal threats continues.