by Caroline Kimball, Communications Content Manager
With a fourth indictment of criminal charges filed against former President Donald Trump, some Americans wonder how these charges will impact the 2024 presidential election. Will his legal trouble hurt Trump’s campaign to become the GOP presidential candidate or his re-election bid?
Currently, with each indictment, Trump’s favorable numbers among Republican voters only increase. Could this trend continue in a general election if Trump becomes the GOP candidate for president?
Dr. Mark Caleb Smith, director of the Center for Political Studies at Cedarville University, tells CBN News reporter Hiliary Powell that he believes Trump’s desire is to fan the flame of his indictments to not only motivate his large base of supporters but to also taint the pool of potential jurors in future trials.
Will his strategy work? Only time will tell.
Trump’s fourth indictment and outspoken nature could have serious implications for the 2024 presidential election.