A recent civil judgment against Donald Trump is raising questions about his longevity as the Republican frontrunner and his party’s chances of controlling Congress. The judgment, one of two civil proceedings, could financially cripple Trump and potentially derail his ambitions to retake the White House.
Since becoming the first-ever former U.S. president to face criminal indictment, Donald Trump has been able to effectively blaze the political and legal landscape with aplomb. However, a recent civil judgment against the would-be nominee is forcing hard questions and doubts about Trump’s longevity as the party frontrunner.
In a New York courtroom, a jury of Trump’s peers, seven men and two women, needed only three hours to award The judgment, one of two civil proceedings that will likely financially cripple the Republican standard-bearer could be a harbinger of what is to come. Trump still faces a bevy of criminal cases and a conviction in any will undoubtedly derail his ambitions to retake the White House and potentially undermine his party’s chances of controlling Congress. The many legal entanglements, once used as political props fuelling his surge to the nomination, may no longer carry the same influence beyond the MAGA base