Donald Trump reveals how Melania and Barron are really coping after his hush money conviction

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Donald Trump has opened up about the strain his recent guilty verdict has put on his family, particularly his wife Melania, and son Barron. After being convicted on all 34 counts of falsifying business records related to a hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels, Trump described the situation as “tough” for his loved ones.

The conviction came down from a New York jury last Thursday after a five-week trial, with sentencing set for July 11, which could see Trump facing up to four years behind bars. The former president, who plans to appeal, made history as the first to be convicted post-office, amid allegations he attempted to influence the 2016 election by concealing a $130,000 payment through his attorney Michael Cohen to Stormy.

While Daniels claimed she had an affair with Trump, a claim he denies, Melania and Barron were noticeably absent from the courtroom, opting to remain at their Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida during the proceedings, told Daily Mail. This absence sparked speculation about their reaction to the scandalous details emerging from the trial. In a candid moment on Fox and Friends Weekend, Trump acknowledged the emotional toll the trial has taken on his family.

“It’s tougher, I think it’s probably in many ways it’s tougher on my family than it is on me,” he confessed. He expressed sympathy for Melania, adding: “I have a wonderful wife who has to listen to this stuff all the time,” Trump said. “I think it’s very hard for her, you know she has to read all this c–p.”,

Trump gushed over his 18-year-old son Barron, who recently graduated from Oxbridge Academy amidst the trial, saying: “He’s amazing. He’s tall, good-looking, he’s a very good student”, and added, “He’s applied to colleges and gets into everywhere he goes, you know? He’s very sought after from the standpoint, he’s a very smart guy. He’s a very tall guy and he’s a great kid. He’s cool. He’s pretty cool, I’ll tell you.”

In a surprising revelation, Trump’s attorney expressed astonishment at his client’s composed reaction upon hearing the guilty verdict that marked him as the first former US president convicted of a crime. Todd Blanche, who was seated next to Trump in the Manhattan courtroom, observed: “I was shocked at how he took the verdict,” noting the jury foreman’s repetition of “guilty” 34 times.

“He just stood there and just kind of took it. And I think had a lot of appropriate solemnness for the moment that made me very proud to be sitting next to him when it, when it was happening,” Blanche remarked. He also mentioned that Trump seemed to maintain his composure well on Friday, following the verdict, despite his criticisms of the trial’s fairness.

“He’s not happy about it, but there’s no defendant in the history of our justice system who’s happy about a conviction the day after. But I think he knows there’s a lot of fight left and there’s a lot of opportunity to fix this and that’s what we’re going to try to do,” expressed Blanche, Trump’s head attorney for both the New York case and his classified documents federal criminal case in Florida.

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