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Former President Trump Found Guilty on All 34 Counts 1 min read

Former President Trump Found Guilty on All 34 Counts

In his trial for hush money payments to a porn star, Donald Trump is America's first former president to become a felon.

By Cary Littlejohn

What a day. Who was thinking when they woke up this morning that they'd be living through an historic day?

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In this age of fragmented media, it's all too common (but still weird) to think that not everyone was able to just sit down and watch the news of former president Donald Trump becoming the first former president to be convicted as a felon.

I followed along on the New York Times app and CNN (via Max). Maybe it's profoundly old fashioned of me, but it just felt more real to see it reported on TV, which isn't really a take I'm likely to have about TV news more generally.

CNN's Jake Tapper literally read through all 34 counts, and he was sure to remark how remarkable the moment was in American history. With all the legal proceedings still to come for Trump and the very real possibility that he's elected president in November, I wonder if I'll remember this day, the way I remember watching TV on other huge news days? It's hard to say at this point, but I'm glad I was able to tune in.