Golden Gavel Court
Golden Gavel Court

Twelve jurors took more than nine hours to convict former President Donald Trump on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. 

A handful of Trump’s prospective running mates took less than nine minutes to condemn the verdict.

The string of “guilty” readings began at 5:06 p.m. Thursday in Judge Juan Merchan’s New York courtroom. By 5:12, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem was rushing to Trump’s defense online.

“Massively conflicted, Biden donor and Liberal judge + stacked jury with unconstitutional jury instructions + radical leftist prosecutor = wrongful conviction,” Noem, who is among those Trump is said to be considering as a vice presidential candidate, posted on X. “No doubt Trump will be easily vindicated soon as the case will obviously be overturned on appeal.”

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