Biden calls Trump a ‘convicted felon’

By Thomson Reuters Jun 3, 2024 | 7:06 PM

GREENWICH, Connecticut (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Monday called former President Donald Trump a “convicted felon” who is seeking the office of the presidency for the first time in American history.

Trump became the first U.S. president to be convicted of a crime last week when a New York jury found him guilty of falsifying documents to cover up a payment to silence a porn star ahead of the 2016 election.

“For the first time in American history a former president that is a convicted felon is now seeking the office of the presidency,” Biden told a small group of donors during a fundraiser in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Biden said Trump’s attacks on the U.S. Justice system are “more damaging.”

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal in Greenwich, Connecticut and Nandita Bose in Washington; Editing by Sonali Paul)