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Updated: South Dakota leaders react to Trump verdict

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — South Dakota leaders are reacting to a New York jury’s decision finding former U.S. President Donald Trump guilty on all counts of falsifying business records to conceal alleged affairs during his 2016 campaign. 

Trump, who is the first former president to become a convicted felon, will be sentenced on July 11. 

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On social media, Republican Gov. Kristi Noem came to Trump’s defense. 

“Massively conflicted, Biden donor and Liberal judge + stacked jury with unconstitutional jury instructions + radical leftist prosecutor = wrongful conviction,” Noem posted on X. “President Trump did nothing wrong, and even the liberal media knows it. The judge violated Trump’s constitutional rights and did everything in his power to get this outcome despite the clear evidence Trump was innocent. No doubt Trump will be easily vindicated soon as the case will obviously be overturned on appeal.”

KELOLAND News spoke with Republican Sen. Mike Rounds Thursday afternoon and received his reaction to the Trump trial verdict. Sen. Rounds says the verdict doesn’t surprise him. However, the Senator does have concerns.

“I think he’s going to be able to raise a lot of money. But I think people once again are going to be concerned about the judicial system itself,” Rounds said.

Thursday, Republican Sen. John Thune shared his reaction about the Trump trial on X:

“I’ve been on a flight, but just landed and saw the news. This case was politically motivated from the beginning, and today’s verdict does nothing to absolve the partisan nature of this prosecution. Regardless of outcome, more and more Americans are realizing that we cannot survive four more years of Joe Biden. With President Trump in the White House and a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, we can finally end the disastrous Biden-Schumer agenda that’s crushing American families and businesses.”

Republican Rep. Dusty Johnson sent a statement to KELOLAND on Friday:

“I’ve had concerns about this prosecution for a while, and it’s not just me. Numerous legal experts from across the political spectrum are suggesting the convictions will likely be overturned on appeal.  The courts owe the American people swift resolution of the former president’s appeal. Regardless of the outcome, Americans will decide our next president when they head to the polls in November.”

Written by: The Dam Rock Station

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