President Biden Responds to Trump’s Assertion That the Justice System Is Rigged

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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the verdict in former President Donald Trump's hush money trial and on the Middle East, from the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, May 31, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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“The American principle that no one is above the law was reaffirmed.”

That was President Biden speaking today before the press in the State Room of the White House about the jury finding former President Donald Trump guilty on all 34 felony counts.

Right after the decision was handed down, Trump kept insisting the trial was somehow rigged against him.

“This was a rigged trial by a conflicted judge. It was corrupt. It’s a rigged trial, a disgrace,” Trump said after the verdict was announced.

Supporters of President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump demonstrate outside Trump Tower, Friday, May 31, 2024, in New York. A day after a New York jury found Donald Trump guilty of 34 felony charges, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee addressed the conviction and likely attempt to cast his campaign in a new light. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

President Biden continued:

“And it’s reckless. It’s dangerous, it’s irresponsible for anyone to say this was rigged just because they don’t like the verdict. Our justice system has endured for nearly 250 years and it literally is the cornerstone of America. Our justice system, the justice system should be respected and we should never allow anyone to tear it down.”

A supporter of former President Donald Trump waves an inverted American flag during a demonstration outside Trump Tower, Friday, May 31, 2024, in New York. A day after a New York jury found Trump guilty of 34 felony charges, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee addressed the conviction and likely attempt to cast his campaign in a new light. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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