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Trump's actions are the real disgrace

A New York jury delivered justice, and the former president is a convicted felon

Donald Trump continued his ignominious career of firsts Thursday, becoming the only former U.S. president to be convicted of felony crimes - 34, to be exact - for falsifying business records to influence an election in a hush-money scheme involving a porn actor.

The jury deliberated for just 9½ hours before returning its verdict - guilty on all counts. Trump reacted as he always does, without any sense of responsibility or contrition but rather with false claims that the trial was a rigged disgrace. Wrong again.

The former president, like all Americans, will have his opportunity to appeal. And, like his fellow citizens, if the convictions hold he'll face the consequences of his actions because that's how the rule of law works. He could face a prison sentence, although neither the verdict nor the sentence would bar him from the presidency.


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