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Thu Jun 13, 2024, 01:45 PM Jun 13

Furious Trump told Speaker Johnson 'we have to overturn this' in F-bomb tirade after conviction [View all]

Source: UK Independent

4 hours ago

Donald Trump was so angry when the guilty verdict was read aloud at his New York hush money trial last month that he was heard afterwards subjecting Mike Johnson, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, to a foul-mouthed rant by phone, according to a new report. Politico’s Playbook newsletter recounts that the GOP presidential contender was overheard “dropping frequent F-bombs” in his call with Johnson on May 30 as he told the speaker: “We have to overturn this.”

Trump was fuming after a jury of 12 Manhattanites found him guilty on all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in order to conceal a $130,000 payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels to prevent her allegation of an extramarital affair in summer 2006 getting out and damaging his chances of winning the 2016 presidential election against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The defendant repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and that the liaison itself ever happened, persisting in claiming that the whole case against him was “rigged” by a “corrupt” district attorney and his political enemies and was presided over by a “highly conflicted” judge.

His complaints ultimately cost him $10,000 in fines for contempt of court as he repeatedly violated the gag order placed upon him by Judge Juan Merchan, who is now set to sentence Trump on July 11, four days before he formally accepts the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nomination at its convention in Milwaukee.

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-mike-johnson-hush-money-conviction-b2562004.html

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Seems like this sort of thing should trigger a massive cardiac event for FF45 Blue Owl Jun 13 #1
I was wondering why it didn't cause a burst blood vessel in his brain. NH Ethylene Jun 13 #10
Like the guy ringing the bell in Breaking Bad ArkansasDemocrat1 Jun 13 #14
Ooooh that never MuseRider Jun 13 #28
And unable to control his bowels. Like now..... n/t lastlib Jun 13 #15
I wonder what he expects Johnson will be able to do about it Walleye Jun 13 #2
As do I. Harker Jun 13 #4
Johnson said the SC should step in!!! riversedge Jun 13 #27
Can we antagonize him more? LiberalFighter Jun 13 #3
he's gonna blow at sentencing. mopinko Jun 14 #33
Ditto BlueWavePsych Jun 14 #34
Over turned or not, the convict felon trump will always be known as a convicted felon. republianmushroom Jun 13 #5
Wouldn't it be great if the judge sentenced him to immediate jail (or other kind of custody)? calimary Jun 13 #6
I go 3auld6phart Jun 13 #30
me too cept i check my phone for announcements before I even get up samnsara Jun 14 #31
Stress is the silent killer, if we're lucky. The loudmouth will never STFU. Comfortably_Numb Jun 13 #7
i have a comment but i wont post it.not against your post though. AllaN01Bear Jun 13 #24
"The defendant repeatedly denied any wrongdoing..." J_William_Ryan Jun 13 #8
Overheard by whom? JoseBalow Jun 13 #9
Could have been on a speakerphone BumRushDaShow Jun 13 #11
The article references Politico's Playbook newsletter JoseBalow Jun 13 #17
I get hit with paywall notices on some of the Politico articles BumRushDaShow Jun 13 #19
Exactly Ponietz Jun 13 #12
What a display of Teump's Godliness. apnu Jun 13 #13
As usual, UK outlet headlines are more blunt and honest than US outlets I've seen. nt wiggs Jun 13 #16
Not only do rwnj lack shame Marthe48 Jun 13 #18
More proof that Michael Johnson is an unprincipled partisan hack. Martin68 Jun 13 #20
OK, Boss, we'll demand that the SC intervene. How's that? Sogo Jun 13 #21
Christofascist mike can't recon the devil when he screams at him... Justice matters. Jun 13 #22
See, I always thought that a guilty verdict could be APPEALED Mr. Ected Jun 13 #23
"To solicit the legislative branch to supersede a ruling of the judicial branch is the stuff of fascism." BumRushDaShow Jun 13 #25
When will members of the Republican Party tell Donny to fuck off? Botany Jun 13 #26
Was trump profane, obscene and blasphemous enough to set off the Johnson family porn detector? Marcuse Jun 13 #29
Awwwww...poor donnie...........NOT!!!!! electric_blue68 Jun 14 #32
Chump's mistake was getting rid of Kevin McCarthy - HE could have overturned it FakeNoose Jun 14 #35
Awwww. Are the dotard's feefees hurt? Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 14 #36
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