Donald Trump Might Not Spend A Day In Jail

Rosalyn Morris
Published in
3 min readApr 8

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How do you feel about this?

I am not sure how I feel.

I never thought Trump would be indicted, so I thought it would be enough seeing him indicted, arrested (even though he turned himself in, he was arrested), arraigned, and charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records.

In case you were wondering, Donald Trump might not spend a day in prison.

Mr. Trump was arraigned this week, and each count he was charged with carries a maximum sentence of 4 years. If convicted and given the maximum penalty for each charge, Trump could spend 136 years in prison.

That’s a good sentence because Trump deserves it.

However, it’s unlikely he will face a day in prison. Amazingly enough, Trump is a first-time offender with no criminal record.

Diana Florence, a former prosecutor in the Manhattan district attorney’s office, told Law & Crime that even if Trump was sentenced to more than a year in prison, “he’d spend very little of that in custody” and would likely be released after a few months.


So, if we’re being honest, Trump is not going to spend a day in prison for the New York charges.

That would be fine if Trump supporters had integrity and cared about voting for a man indicted for felony criminal charges.

Even though he’s been charged with felonies, and is tied up in the legal justice system, Trump can still run for president of the United States. If he were to be convicted, he could still run for president.

You can’t vote as a convicted felon, but you can run for president.

The only thing that would stop him from winning the election, besides court dates keeping him off the campaign trail, is spending time in an actual jail cell.

Trump is using his arrest for his benefit.

Trump is using his arrest, and his status as the victim of a witch-hunt, to rile his fanbase and raise money.

In fact, his campaign has already started selling merchandise based on the indictment. On Tuesday morning, the campaign sent a pitch touted as “the last email…

Rosalyn Morris
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