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'Are We Doomed?' Lowcountry reacts to Trump Verdict

President Trump Holds A Press Conference At Trump Tower Day After Guilty Verdict

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Voters react to outcome of former President Trump's unprecedented NYC trial live on Charleston's Morning news and 94.3 WSC:

Fast Facts:

-A jury found Trump guilty on all counts after two days of deliberations in former President Trump's New York criminal trial May 30th, 2024.

-Trump was found guilty on 34 counts of falsifying business records related to payments to Michael Cohen, who had paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 ahead of the 2016 election.

-Trump's sentencing hearing on the charges is scheduled for July 11.

Fox News reports Judge Juan Merchan, the presiding judge over former President Donald Trump's hush money trial, has several options for sentencing, including home confinement, probation, conditional discharge, time served, or a fine of up to $5,000 or double the defendant's gain from the crime. Home confinement at Mar-a-Lago could allow for events and fundraising, while probation may restrict out-of-state travel and subject Trump to searches or drug tests. Conditional discharge entails community service and adherence to certain conditions, while time served or unconditional discharge may be considered if the trial is deemed sufficient punishment.

Trump's team is expected to ask for a delay in enforcing any sentence or conditions while they appeal, but it's up to the appellate court to decide if it will be granted.

Former President Donald Trump held a press conference at Trump Tower in New York following his unprecedented trial resulting in conviction of 34 counts of falsifying businesses records.

WATCH: Trump speaks after historic conviction: 'I wanted to testify'

The former president and presumptive GOP nominee in the 2024 election said he "wanted to testify" on his own behalf, but that "the theory is you never testify."

"I would have testified. I wanted to testify. The theory is you never testify because as soon as you tell anybody...if it were George Washington, don't testify because they'll get you in something that you said slightly wrong and then they sue you for perjury. But I didn't care about that, I wanted to," Trump said.

"But the judge allowed them to go into everything that I was ever involved in. Not this case. Everything that I was ever involved in, which is a first. In other words, you could go into every single thing that I ever did -- was he a bad boy here? Was he a bad boy there?"

"I would have loved to have testified -- to this day, I would have liked to have testified," Trump said, saying that he discussed testifying with his lawyer.

"But you would have been, you would have said something out of whack like it was a beautiful sunny day and it was actually raining out," Trump said.

He added, "I very much appreciate the big crowd of people outside. That's incredible what's happening. The level of support has been incredible."

"It's very important, far beyond me," Trump said about the case. "And this can't be allowed to happen to other presidents. It should never be allowed to happen in the future. But this is far beyond me. This is bigger than Trump. This is bigger than me. This is bigger than my presidency," he said.

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