Donald Trump breaks silence amid jury deliberation

It’s a disgrace and I mean that Mother Teresa could not beat those charges, says former president

Web Desk
May 29, 2024
Donald Trump breaks silence amid jury deliberation
Donald Trump speaks to media after jury started deliberation. — AFP

Former US President Donald Trump criticised the prosecutors of the hush money trial, as a jury of 12 members in New York City commenced deliberations Wednesday.

The deliberations came a day after Trump’s side presented their concluding remarks in which the Republican’s team maintained that Michael Cohen’s testimony was a lie and that the former president was innocent.

While speaking to the media, Donald Trump said Wednesday: "Mother Teresa could not beat these charges. These charges are rigged. The whole country’s a mess between the borders and fake elections and you have a trial like this where the judge is so conflicted he can’t breathe."

The 77-year-old said: "It’s a disgrace. And I mean that. Mother Teresa could not beat those charges. But we’ll see. We’ll see how we do."

According to strategists, quoted by The Hill, said: "It is to Trump’s benefit to create a narrative that the case is stacked against him, lowering the bar in the event he is convicted or allowing him to declare victory against a rigged system in the event he is found not guilty."

"So I’ll stay around here. This is five weeks and five weeks of really essentially not campaigning, although I took a big lead in the polls over the last few weeks," he said.

"Something is going on. Because I think the people of this country see that this is a rigged deal."

The business mogul is facing 34 criminal charges in the hush money case which alleged that Trump had paid 130,000 to Stormy Daniels in 2016.