Former US President Donald Trump promised this Friday that he will appeal the verdict against him that he received from a jury in a criminal trial in New York and assured that his team of lawyers has numerous elements to question it.

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“It was very unfair… you saw what happened to some of the witnesses on our side. They were literally crucified by this man, who looks like an angel, but is actually a demon,” Trump said in a speech at Trump Tower in Manhattan. In this part he referred to the Colombian judge Juan Manuel Merchán.

The 77-year-old Republican He was found guilty of 34 counts of falsifying accounting documents to hide a payment intended to silence former adult film actress Stormy Daniels to avoid a sex scandal in her 2016 campaign.

“We are going to appeal this scam… based on different elements,” said the magnate, who aspires to return to the White House in the November elections as a Republican candidate.

On the podium, where he held a press conference, he launched a string of insults, unconfirmed allegations and nonsense for 35 minutes, a reflection of his obvious anger, international news agencies emphasize.

After referring to his opponents as “sick” and “fascists,” he left without leaving room for questions.

In addition to the trial in New York, Trump faces three other criminal proceedings with more serious accusations related to his attempts to reverse the results of the election that he lost to Joe Biden in 2020 and the handling of classified documents that he took home after leaving government.

But these cases are not expected to advance to the trial phase before the election in November.

Trump compares himself to Mandela

What for any politician would mean the grave, Trump has transformed into a medal of honor, comparing himself to historical political prisoners like Nelson Mandela and using these scandals to reinforce to his followers the conspiracy theory according to which there is a “deep state” that seeks to restrict his freedom.

Biden, on the other hand, has tried to keep Trump’s judicial problems from becoming a campaign issue. And as president he avoids giving ammunition to Republicans who accuse him of intervening in the judicial system.

Now he will have to decide whether Trump’s conviction changes the game.

Donald Trump is threatening our democracy. First, he questioned our electoral system. Then, he questioned our judicial system. And now, you can stop him,” Biden said on social network X, while calling on his followers to contribute financially to his campaign.

Biden’s campaign said in a statement that the ruling against Trump shows that “no one is above the law” and that the threat he represents to democracy “has never been greater.”

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