USSC Non-Resident Senior Fellow Bruce Wolpe talks to 4BC Brisbane about Donald Trump’s criminal trial in New York. Wolpe discusses the electoral implications of the trial, drawing attention to the fact that the estimated six weeks Trump is required to be in court “is a long time to be off the campaign trail.”

Wolpe also states that Trump’s framing of the case as political persecution has been “extremely effective,” but the appeal of this messaging is limited to his base: “I don’t see how Trump gains popularity from this trial. I don’t see how he gains votes.”