Australia PM Says Conviction Won’t Affect Relations If Trump Wins

NEW YORK, USA - Sep 21, 2017: Meeting of the President of the United States Donald Trump with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in New York

The Prime Minister of Australia has declined to comment on Donald Trump’s legal issues, saying Trump’s conviction is strictly an American issue and that the former president may win the presidency again.

Anthony Albanese has stated that Australia’s relationship with the United States will remain unchanged regardless of who wins the November election—Trump or incumbent Democrat Joe Biden.

Albanese confidently underlined on Friday that the two nations’ strong friendship is rooted in their common commitment to democratic ideals.

The Republican contender faced 34 criminal counts stemming from the falsification of company documents. He was found guilty on all counts. The charge is that Trump tried to cover up payments he made to adult film star Stormy Daniels when he was running for president in 2016.

It is not illegal for Trump to run for the presidency despite his criminal record. 

Albanese claims he does not think it appropriate to voice his opinions on foreign court cases. However, he conceded that the public will be paying close attention to this decision and the forthcoming appeals.

Albanese said the American people’s choice of who will lead the country in the next presidential election is entirely up to them.

The notion of Trump traveling to Australia while serving a felony sentence was raised, and Albanese said he was not going to entertain that line of discussion.

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton offered a more thorough reaction to the verdict as it happened in real-time, saying not a single New York electorate cast a ballot for him in 2016. While speaking on the Today show on Channel Nine, Mr. Dutton said it is evident that there are two separate tribes, one of which has a strong dislike and even hate towards Trump. And for different reasons, the other tribe holds him in the highest regard 

and loves him dearly. Dutton said that the views of both parties would only get stronger as a result.

Australia should reevaluate its relationship with its closest ally, according to Greens Leader Adam Bandt, who wrote on X.

Bandt claims that the globe, Australia, and the United States would face catastrophic outcomes in the event that Donald Trump was to be re-elected. In his opinion, Trump is unfit to serve as president.

Deputy Liberal leader Sussan Ley, when asked about the ruling’s effects on Australia, said that the extent and importance of the connection between the two nations exceeds any one person.

July 11th is the scheduled date for Donald Trump’s sentence.

Since he does not have a criminal record, however, legal experts believe that incarceration is highly improbable.