Top internet reactions to Donald Trump’s conviction in hush money case

By Abby Amoakuh

Published May 31, 2024 at 01:25 PM

Reading time: 2 minutes

We are going to break down the juicy tea of the first American president to be declared a felon. This will include some of the funniest and wildest reactions online, so strap yourselves in for another wild ride.

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of our weekly recaps for the upcoming 2024 US presidential election. After another eventful week in US politics that reached its climax with the conviction of Donald Trump by a criminal court in Manhattan, New York, we are here to break down the juicy tea of the first American president to be declared a felon. This will include some of the funniest and wildest reactions online, so keep reading…

Donald Trump is declared guilty on all 34 felony counts in criminal case

Although most Trump’s supporters will probably frame the decision as evidence of a continuous witch hunt, the conviction is undoubtedly going to be a stain on the Republican frontrunner’s campaign as he seeks to regain the presidency.

The across-the-board verdict by 12 jurors found that Trump had falsified business records to conceal a hush money payment to former pornstar Stormy Daniels that could have hindered his 2016 campaign for the White House.

The prosecutors argued that Trump had falsified records to hide the reimbursement of his onetime fixer, Michael Cohen, who paid Daniels out of his own pocket.

Thus, the jury found Trump guilty of 11 counts related to Michael Cohen, 11 counts related to checks, and 12 counts related to ledger entries.

The jury’s decision is a monumental moment in American history, concluding the only one of four criminal cases against Trump likely to go to trial before Election Day. Sentencing has been set for 11 July, just four days before the beginning of the Republican National Convention.

The internet reacts to Trump’s conviction

As soon as the news hit the internet, netizens understandably went wild and expressed their feelings in the language of digital natives: memes.

Netizens covered everything from Trump’s very own reaction as well as his supporters’, to the enduring question of where Melania Trump is—not at the courthouse with her husband, again.