How would Americans react to Trump in jail?

By Mike Fishmore | May 7, 2024

Recent events

While the idea of a former president being incarcerated is not a desired outcome for many and may not materialize due to various factors, it raises the question of whether the American public is ready for such a scenario. 

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Although the response to this question remains uncertain, recent events provide some insight. 

Tenth fine

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Trump received his tenth fine for breaching the gag order in his Manhattan trial, particularly for remarks concerning the jury. The judge's indication that jail time might be necessary, considering the ineffectiveness of fines in deterring the defendant.