Biden calls Trump’s claims on hush money conviction ‘reckless’ as campaign grapples with verdict

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WASHINGTON, June 1, (AP): US President Joe Biden on Friday condemned Donald Trump’s unfounded assertions of a biased legal system as “reckless” and “dangerous” – breaking his long-held silence on the presumptive Republican nominee’s criminal woes as Trump’s nearly three dozen felony convictions injected a new element of uncertainty into a volatile presidential campaign.
Biden’s sober denunciation of his predecessor and his defense of the US legal system – delivered in just under two minutes from the White House – came after campaign aides made clear they would continue to focus on issues such as democracy, abortion rights and other freedoms that have formed the foundation of the president’s reelection bid.
He noted the dozen jurors who found Trump guilty of all 34 counts stemming from a hush money case were selected “the same way every jury in America’s chosen” and that the former president had “every opportunity to defend himself.” As Biden underscored Trump’s right to appeal, he emphasized that “the American principle that no one is above the law was reaffirmed.”
“It’s reckless, it’s dangerous, it’s irresponsible for anyone to say this was rigged just because they don’t like the verdict. Our justice system has endured for nearly 250 years, and it literally is the cornerstone of America,” Biden said Friday, adding of the US legal system: “We should never allow anyone to tear it down.”

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