Trump's Verdict Hits Barron, Melania Hard as Family Braces for Sentencing Date

Trump's Verdict Hits Barron, Melania Hard as Family Braces for Sentencing Date

Former President Donald Trump mentioned on Sunday that his wife and youngest son were having a tougher time dealing with his recent conviction in a New York court than he was.

Former first lady Melania Trump and their 18-year-old son Barron Trump struggled to come to terms with the verdict in the controversial “hush money” trial, the nation’s 45th president revealed on “Fox & Friends” Sunday.

In a detailed conversation with hosts Pete Hegseth, Rachel Campos-Duffy, and Will Cain, Trump discussed the trial and its outcomes, which saw him convicted of 34 felony counts of alleged business crimes.

When Cain inquired about how he manages to campaign amid his legal troubles, he shifted the focus to Trump's family.

“How does your family handle this?” Cain asked.

Trump admitted that his legal problems had weighed heavily on his loved ones.

“So, I think in many ways it’s tougher on them than it is on me,” Trump said. “They’re good people, all of them — everyone, everyone,” he added about his family.

Despite facing criticism across various platforms, Trump stated he couldn’t counter some accusations due to a gag order by New York Judge Juan Merchan.

“I have a wonderful wife who has to listen to this stuff all the time,” he mentioned. Referring to the gag order, he continued, “They do that for this reason. I’m not even allowed to defend myself.”

Nevertheless, Trump pointed out that while he battles a “weaponized” court system and “salacious” media allegations, his wife has remained resilient.

“She’s fine, but I think it’s very hard for her, I mean she has to read all this crap,” he said.

The former president and the likely 2024 Republican presidential nominee also commended Barron, calling him “amazing.”

“He’s a tall, good-looking guy, he’s a very good student,” Trump said about the high school graduate and 18-year-old. “He’s applied to colleges and gets into everywhere he goes, you know? He’s very sought after from the standpoint. He’s a very smart guy.”

Trump took another moment to praise his youngest son, saying, “He’s a very tall guy but he’s a great kid. He’s cool. He’s pretty cool, I’ll tell you.”

Last week, a jury of 12 New Yorkers found Trump guilty of 34 felony counts of “falsifying business records,” despite Michael Cohen admitting he had stolen tens of thousands of dollars from his former boss.

The jury believed Cohen’s account that Trump reimbursed him for a $130,000 payment to silence former adult film actress Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election.

Daniels had claimed she had an affair with Trump nearly two decades ago – an allegation Trump has consistently denied.

Trump’s sentencing is scheduled for July 11, just three days before the Republican National Convention begins on July 14 in Milwaukee.

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