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Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump’s sons react to guilty verdict in hush money trial | 1340 KGFW

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(NEW YORK) – Ivanka Trump delivered a short — and indirect — social media post Thursday night following her father’s sentencing at his hush money trial.

The former presidential adviser, who has stayed out of the limelight during the trial, posted a photo on Instagram Stories of herself and her father as a child, writing: “I love you dad.”

Donald Trump Jr., the former president’s eldest child, was the first to come to his father’s defense just minutes after Donald Trump was found guilty in his hush money trial on Thursday, blaming his political rivals Trump.

“Democrats have succeeded in their years-long quest to turn America into a Third World a-hole,” Trump Jr. said in a statement to ABC News.

Referring to the upcoming presidential election, Trump Jr. said, “Nov. 5 is our last chance to save her.”

The former president’s middle son, Eric Trump, took to the X to proclaim that Thursday’s guilty verdict would signal a victory for Trump in November.

“May 30, 2024 may be remembered as the day Donald J. Trump won the 2024 presidential election,” wrote Eric Trump.

There was no immediate reaction from other family members.

For his part, Donald Trump called the verdict “rigged” and also criticized Democrats just over five months before Election Day.

“It was a disgrace,” Trump told reporters outside Manhattan Criminal Court on Thursday, adding: “This was a rigged trial by an embattled judge who was corrupt. It’s a rigged process, a disgrace.”

In his remarks, Trump took aim at the Biden administration, saying: “This was done by the Biden administration to hurt, hurt an opponent, a political opponent.”

Trump went on trial in New York City, where he was convicted of all 34 felony charges related to a 2016 cash payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

Last April, Trump pleaded not guilty to a 34-count indictment accusing him of falsifying business records regarding a payment his then-lawyer Michael Cohen made to Daniels to boost his electoral prospects in the 2016 presidential elections.

On Thursday, a Manhattan jury found Trump guilty of all 34 charges.

As the first former president to be charged with a crime, Trump now also becomes the first former president to be convicted of a crime.

Trump’s sentencing is set for July 11.

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