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Stormy Daniels breaks silence on Donald Trump’s conviction

Stormy Daniels breaks silence on Donald Trump’s conviction

Stormy Daniels is speaking out for the first time since Donald Trump became a convicted felon by a Manhattan jury.

In a conversation with The mirrorDaniels, 45, said: “I think he should be sentenced to prison and some community service to work for the less fortunate, or be the volunteer punching bag at a women’s shelter.” »

Explaining that she believes Trump, 77, is “completely and totally out of touch with reality,” Daniels then spoke about her legal experience during the trial, saying, “You always feel like you’re the bad guy, even when you’re not just living up to that standard.

“Being in court was so intimidating with jurors looking at you, but I’m glad things came out in court that wanted to be revealed and proven,” she continued. “I have always told the truth. It’s not over for me. It will never be over for me. Trump may be guilty, but I still have to live with the legacy.”

Stormy Daniels leaves Manhattan Criminal Court after testifying at Donald Trump’s trial on May 9, 2024.

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According to The mirror, Daniels was “shocked” by how quickly the jury found Trump guilty.

When asked by the outlet what Trump’s sentence should be, Daniels replied, “I don’t know what the sentence might be or what Trump will understand.”

“You have to find a punishment that not only fits the crime, but is fair and just, and has an impact on that particular person. Who knows what it is with Trump,” she explained.

Stormy Daniels, Donald Trump.

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In April 2023, Trump – the presumptive Republican nominee for president in 2024 – was indicted on 34 counts of falsifying business records for allegedly mislabeling hush money payments as legal fees on financial documents.

The prosecution argued that Trump falsified records to conceal a $130,000 payment his lawyer made to Daniels in the final days of the 2016 presidential race so she could keep quiet about an alleged sexual relationship they allegedly had years earlier, which Trump has repeatedly denied.

Prosecutors further sought to prove that by hiding the nature of his “legal fees,” Trump was trying to hide a broader conspiracy with his allies to illegally influence the election in his favor.

Stormy Daniels testifies at trial about alleged sexual relationship she had with Donald Trump in 2006.

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During his trial testimony, Daniels rehashed the alleged 2006 affair in detail.

In telling the jury her side of the story, she claimed that Trump invited her to dinner in his Nevada penthouse hotel room during a golf tournament and that they had sex without a condom.

On May 14, Daniels’ husband, Barrett Blade, spoke to CNN about the backlash the former adult film star faced from Trump supporters, and said he didn’t see the outcome of the trial as “a win-win situation one way or the other” for Daniels. .

“I know we’d like to move on with our lives. I know she wants to move past this,” Blade said. “We just want to do what I guess you would say normal people can do in some ways, but I don’t know if it ever will be, you know, and that breaks my heart.”

Blade added that they would “probably leave” the United States if Trump were acquitted.

Barrett Blade and Stormy Daniels.

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The Manhattan indictment made Trump the first former U.S. president to face criminal charges. He is now the first U.S. president to be convicted of a crime and is expected to become the first convicted felon to run on a major party’s presidential ticket after this summer’s Republican National Convention.

Trump is involved in three other criminal cases that have not yet gone to trial. His federal trial on classified materials charges in Florida was scheduled to begin May 20, but was postponed indefinitely due to multiple pretrial issues.