Trump Guilty Verdict: Global Reactions Unfold

A New York jury convicted Donald Trump of falsifying business records to hide a hush-money payment to a porn star. Reactions from global figures vary, with Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini expressing support for Trump and Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yorhimasa Hayashi refraining from commenting on the case.


Reuters | Updated: 31-05-2024 12:32 IST | Created: 31-05-2024 12:32 IST
Trump Guilty Verdict: Global Reactions Unfold
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A New York jury found Donald Trump guilty of falsifying business records to cover up a hush-money payment to a porn star, making him the first former U.S. president to be convicted of a crime.

Here are some international reactions to the verdict: MATTEO SALVINI, ITALY'S DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND HEAD OF THE LEAGUE PARTY:

"Solidarity and full support for @realDonaldTrump, victim of judicial harassment and a process of political nature. In Italy, we are sadly familiar with the weaponisation of the justice system by the left, given that for years attempts have been made to eliminate political opponents through legal means. I hope Trump wins; it would be a guarantee of greater balance and hope for world peace." YORHIMASA HAYASHI, CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY, JAPAN:

"We would like to refrain from commenting on matters relating to judicial procedures in other countries. "The Japanese government is not in a position to make comments with presumption about the impact on the (U.S.) presidential election. In any event, we are closely monitoring related developments and will continue to gather information."

(Compiled by Global News Desk)

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