Trump Makes Fiery Statement After Guilty Verdict

After the jury in his hush money trial in Manhattan returned a guilty verdict on Thursday, former President Donald Trump issued a declaration of a “final battle.”

In a back-and-white video posted to social media that evening, Trump reiterated that the case was a “political persecution” as he is running against President Joe Biden in the 2024 election.

“This is the final battle. With you at my side, we will demolish the deep state, we will expel the war mongers from our government,” Trump said in the video.

“We will drive out the globalists, we will cast out the communists, Marxists, and fascists; we will throw off the sick political class that hates our country. We will rout the fake news media and we will liberate America from these villains once and for all,” he added.

With a text at the end of the video, Trump asked people to register with his campaign. “JOIN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FIGHT FOR AMERICA. TEXT TRUMP TO 88022,” he said.

The video follows Trump’s initial reaction to the conviction, when he called the decision “a disgrace” and slammed the entire case as “a rigged trial by a conflicted judge who was corrupt.”

“It’s a rigged trial, a disgrace. They wouldn’t give us a venue change. We were at 5% or 6% in this district, in this area. This was a rigged, disgraceful trial. The real verdict is going to be November 5 by the people. And they know what happened here. And everybody knows what happened here. You have a Soros-backed D.A. and the whole thing, we didn’t do anything wrong,” he stated.

Noting that he is “a very innocent man,” the GOP presumptive nominee continued, “Our whole country is being rigged right now. This was done by the Biden administration in order to wound or hurt an opponent, a political opponent. And I think it’s a 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.”

While Biden’s campaign has celebrated the guilty verdict handed to the biggest threat to his reelection chances, it is not set in stone that Trump will spend time in jail, as probation and community service stand as alternatives to incarceration.

Knowing that Trump will not accept the conviction without a fight having maintained his innocence since the case began, the final outcome of the case could come down to the Supreme Court as the Republican presidential candidate is ready to take up appeals up to the highest court in the land.

Attorney Roger Severino, who is the vice president of Domestic Policy and the Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik fellow at the Heritage Foundation, told “Morning Wire” on Friday that he believes that the Supreme Court will intervene should Trump fail to overturn the conviction at New York appellate courts.

“Ultimately, I think the Supreme Court, if he doesn’t win on appeal, will take this up and reverse. This is a political prosecution. We are better than this as a country and this cannot stand,” Severino stated, adding that “it would be shameful if this judge were to order this man to go to jail when they weren’t able to point to any victims.”

Either way the case ends, Trump’s presidential campaign will likely not stop even if he is sentenced to prison, as his supporters continued to grow even after his indictments despite the noise on the left.