‘So Obviously Political’: Local New Yorkers Reveal Differing Thoughts On Bragg’s Trial Against Trump

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Hailey Gomez General Assignment Reporter
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Local New York City residents revealed Tuesday on Fox News their differing thoughts behind Alvin Bragg’s trial against former President Donald Trump.

Fox contributor Sara Carter appeared on “Hannity” to discuss her interviews on the street with local residents about the ongoing trial against Trump as he has been charged with 34 felony counts by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. Carter interviewed a handful of people who all gave varying opinions on the trial and their thoughts regarding the former president.

Within the first interview, a man could be heard stating that he believed the trial was politically motivated as he called out both presiding Judge Juan Merchan and Bragg’s “bias” against the former president. Carter then continued on to interview a woman regarding her thoughts on the trial, to which the woman stated she believed that Trump needed to “pay the price” before failing to answer what the trial was about. (RELATED: ‘Went Berserk’: Dershowitz Rips Judge Merchan’s ‘Bias’ Rulings, Details Costello Exchange After Media Was Kicked Out)

“I think it’s so political. It is so obviously political, it’s pathetic to even watch it,” the man stated.

“A weaponization of our courts?” Carter asked.

“Absolutely, obviously the judge is biased against Trump. The district attorney is biased against Trump. The whole thing should have never been brought up in the first place,” the man responded.

“I think he needs to pay the price for what he did,” the woman stated.

“And what did he do? I don’t know what he did, cause I’m still trying to figure it out,” Carter questioned.

“Aren’t they prosecuting him for all the conspiracy lies he talked about?” the woman asked.

“No,” Carter stated before the clip cut out.

Carter went on to interview five more local resident’s all of who continued to share their opinions on the outcome of the trial, as some called the case “sad” and stated he may be

“I believe President Trump will be acquitted, but then again I didn’t think it would go this far,” a second man stated.

“I think if you’re going to vote for him you are not going to change your mind based on the outcome of this case. So I actually don’t think it matters at all if I’m being completely honest,” a third man stated.

“Do you think it’s because it’s Trump that people feel this way? Like would people feel this way about anybody else?” Carter asked two women sitting.

“I think so,” one woman responded.

“This is just all b.s., it really is. I just — it’s a sad case for America and the legal system [that] this is going on,” a fourth man stated.

“What do you think the best outcome would be for our country?” Carter asked a fifth man.

“Oh wow, that’s a question. The best outcome? That’s difficult because I mean, this case could have so many implications on the global stage,” a fifth man stated.

A CNN poll conducted by SSRS was released in late April, finding that Americans were nearly split evenly about the treatment that Trump was receiving in the courtroom. Data shows that out of the 1,212 respondents, during April 18-23, 34% believes that Trump is “being treated more leniently than most other criminal defendants” while the same amount believes Trump is “being treated more harshly than most other criminal defendants,” with 13% believing his treatment is about the same as others, and 19% hadn’t heard enough.

While the survey was conducted only a few days after the jurors were selected for the former president’s trial, an estimated 44% stated they believed the chosen jurors will be able to reach a fair verdict while roughly 56% stated that they were more skeptical about a fair outcome, the poll shows.