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259. Can Trump still run for president?

259. Can Trump still run for president?

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The Restus Politics podcast delves into the ramifications of Donald Trump's conviction on all 34 counts in a New York court. Katty Kay, Anthony Scaramucci, and Rory Stewart discuss the political fallout, with Kay highlighting the contrasting reactions from Democrats and Republicans. Scaramucci emphasizes the significance of the conviction as a crime against the state, while Stewart explores the potential for a civil war within the GOP. The conversation touches on the legacy of Trump's behavior and the potential for further legal challenges. The podcast also examines the implications for the upcoming presidential election, with Biden's campaign strategizing to counter Trump's narrative of a rigged system. The episode concludes with a discussion of the potential for Trump to be sentenced to prison and the impact of the conviction on the American public's perception of the justice system.

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00:00:00
Introduction and Announcement

This Chapter introduces the Restus Politics podcast and promotes their Restus Politics Plus subscription service, offering ad-free listening, a weekly newsletter, a members' chat room, and early access to live show tickets.

00:00:19
Donald Trump's Conviction and its Implications

This Chapter focuses on the conviction of Donald Trump on all 34 counts in a New York court. The panelists discuss the political fallout, with Katty Kay highlighting the contrasting reactions from Democrats and Republicans. Anthony Scaramucci emphasizes the significance of the conviction as a crime against the state, while Rory Stewart explores the potential for a civil war within the GOP.

00:17:05
Q&A with Listeners

This Chapter features a Q&A session with listeners, addressing questions about the future of the podcast, the potential for Trump to be sentenced to prison, and the impact of the conviction on the American public's perception of the justice system.

00:25:49
The Impact of Trump's Conviction on the 2024 Election

This Chapter delves into the potential impact of Trump's conviction on the 2024 presidential election. The panelists discuss the strategies that Biden's campaign is employing to counter Trump's narrative of a rigged system and the potential for the conviction to solidify support for Trump among his base.

00:30:50
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Keywords

Donald Trump
Donald John Trump is an American politician, media personality, and businessman who served as the 45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021. He is a controversial figure known for his outspoken views, business ventures, and reality television appearances. Trump's presidency was marked by significant political and social divisions, as well as a number of scandals and controversies. He is currently facing multiple legal challenges, including investigations into his business dealings and his role in the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Republican Party
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States. It is generally considered to be center-right on the political spectrum, advocating for limited government, free markets, individual liberty, and a strong national defense. The Republican Party has been a major force in American politics since the mid-19th century, and its platform has evolved over time to reflect changing social and economic conditions. In recent years, the Republican Party has become increasingly divided between its traditional conservative wing and a more populist wing led by Donald Trump.

American Politics
American politics refers to the political system and processes of the United States. It is characterized by a two-party system, with the Democratic and Republican parties dominating national elections. The U.S. political system is based on a federal structure, with power divided between the national government and state governments. American politics is also influenced by a number of other factors, including the Constitution, the Supreme Court, and public opinion.

2024 Presidential Election
The 2024 United States presidential election is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024. It will be the 59th quadrennial presidential election, in which voters will elect the president and vice president of the United States. The election is expected to be highly contested, with a number of potential candidates from both the Democratic and Republican parties. The outcome of the election will have significant implications for the future of American politics and society.

Justice System
The justice system is a complex network of institutions and processes that are responsible for upholding the law and ensuring that justice is served. It includes law enforcement agencies, courts, and correctional facilities. The justice system is designed to protect the rights of individuals, resolve disputes, and punish those who violate the law. However, the justice system is not without its flaws, and there are ongoing debates about how to improve its effectiveness and fairness.

Q&A

  • What are the potential consequences of Donald Trump's conviction for the Republican Party?

    The panelists discuss the possibility of a civil war within the GOP, with some Republicans potentially aligning with Trump's narrative of a rigged system and others upholding the rule of law. The conviction could further divide the party and impact its future direction.

  • How might the conviction of Donald Trump impact the 2024 presidential election?

    The conviction could solidify support for Trump among his base, while also potentially alienating moderate Republicans. Biden's campaign is strategizing to counter Trump's narrative of a rigged system and appeal to undecided voters.

  • What are the potential legal challenges that Donald Trump could face in the future?

    The panelists discuss the possibility of further legal challenges, including investigations into Trump's business dealings and his role in the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. The conviction could also lead to additional legal scrutiny and potential charges.

  • How might the American public react to the conviction of a former president?

    The panelists discuss the potential for the conviction to further divide the American public, with some viewing it as a victory for justice and others seeing it as a politically motivated attack. The conviction could also impact public trust in the justice system.

  • What are the potential implications of the conviction for the future of American democracy?

    The panelists discuss the potential for the conviction to erode public trust in democratic institutions and processes. They also highlight the importance of upholding the rule of law and ensuring that all citizens are held accountable for their actions.

Show Notes

What is the political damage after Trump’s guilty verdict? How will Trump’s base react to his conviction? What does all of this mean for the future of democracy in the US?


Rory and Alastair and joined by Katty Kay and Anthony Scaramucci in today’s episode as they answer all these questions and more. 


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Andrew Browne

Some balance would be appreciated

Jun 3rd
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