Robert De Niro calls Trump a “clown” after a trial and confronts his followers

Robert De Niro calls Trump a “clown” after a trial and confronts his followers
Robert De Niro calls Trump a “clown” after a trial and confronts his followers

Actor Robert De Niro on Tuesday called Donald Trump a “clown bent on destroying American democracy” at the doors of the New York court where the trial of the Republican candidate for the presidency of the United States for money laundering is being held.

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Donald Trump participated in a conspiracy “to deceive voters” in 2016said a fiscal to jurors Tuesday during closing arguments in the former president’s hush money trial. For his part, a defense lawyer called the star witness the “biggest liar of all time” and pressed the panel for a blanket acquittal.

The lawyers’ competing accounts, divergent in their assessments of the credibility of witnesses, Trump’s guilt and the strength of the evidenceoffered both sides one last chance to score points with the jury before it begins deliberating the first felony case against a former U.S. president.

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Hiding “potentially embarrassing” stories in Trump’s life

The landmark case, the only one of four criminal cases against Trump that went to trial, centered on allegations that Trump and his allies conspired to quell potentially embarrassing stories during the 2016 presidential campaign through hush money payments, including to porn actress Stormy Daniels, who alleged she and Trump had sex a decade earlier.

“This case, at its core, is about a conspiracy and a cover-up,” prosecutor Joshua Steinglass told jurors, who are expected to begin proceedings. deliberations on Wednesday. He later added: “We will never know if this effort to mislead voters made a difference in the 2016 election, but that is not something we have to prove.”

Robert de Niro, at the doors of the court

After more than four weeks of testimony in an event without historical precedent for the jury, which will decide whether to condemn or not to the republican presidential candidate Before the November elections, the summaries will be transcendental.

The political undertones of the proceedings were unmistakable when President Joe Biden’s campaign hosted an event outside the courthouse with the actor Robert De Niro as Blanche reminded jurors that the case was not a referendum on their views on Trump.

The interpreter called the former president a “clown” and accused him of destroying American democracy. The Biden campaign showed up on the verge of trial in an effort to refocus the presidential race on the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. The Biden campaign last week released a new ad narrated by De Niro in which he harshly criticizes Trump’s presidency and his plans if he is re-elected.

Trump faces 34 charges

in a marathon five hour plea which lasted well into the night, prosecutor Steinglass emphasized to the jurors the amount of evidence they had seen, but also tried to dispel possible doubts about the credibility of the witnesses. Trump and his legal team, for example, have repeatedly denounced Cohen as a liar.

Now, the jury will deliberate on whether or not the politician is guilty.Trump faces 34 charges for felony falsification of business records, charges punishable by up to four years in prison. prison. He pleaded not guilty and denied any wrongdoing.

 
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