Trump Says Court Case Helping His Campaign

Former President Donald Trump argued this week that the criminal case against him in New York is helping, rather than hurting his campaign. The comment came as the court case began and the former president received a series of good national and statewide polling results.

The former president said that the current case is having a “reverse effect” than previously expected during a visit to a store in Manhattan after his appearance in court.

Trump is currently facing trial over alleged payments made to former adult film actress Stormy Daniels after a reported brief relationship.

The former president denies any wrongdoing.

As the former president went to the retail location supporters chanted his name and “Four more years.” He said that the current case against him is “rigged” and “all politics.”

“It makes me campaign locally, and that’s okay,” he said. “We’re doing better now than we’ve ever done, so I think it’s having a reverse effect.”

The former president promised to aid New York after it had “gotten so bad in the last three years, four years.” He said that the city had to “stop crime and we’re going to let the police do their job.”

Trump also said that his campaign would make “a big play” for New York and other cities.

The former president has polled well recently, both nationwide and in a series of swing states that may ultimately decide the 2024 election.

In addition to the good series of individual head-to-head polls, Trump has pulled ahead in surveys regarding the two candidates’ policies and the effects that their tenures had on the country.

A recent New York Times/Siena poll found that 42% of voters believed that Trump’s time in the White House was “mostly good for America,” as compared to just 25% for Biden.

When asked about whether Trump’s time in office was “mostly good for America,” 33% said so. This was in sharp contrast with the 46% who said the same for Biden.

Furthermore, many conservatives have argued that the multiple criminal cases against the former president may make him appear to be a martyr rather than guilty.