Donald Trump: Guilty. But does that still matter in November?

The first criminal trial in US history against a former US president lasted six weeks. On Thursday, the jury found Donald Trump guilty on all 34 charges. The crucial question is: How will those who voted for him react now?

When Donald Trump enters the courtroom on Thursday afternoon, he is still in a good mood. His lawyer Todd Blanche whispers something in his ear and the two laugh. The mood in the dock is exuberant.

At 4:15 p.m. local time, Judge Juan Merchan announced that he would send the jury home in a quarter of an hour and that they would continue their deliberations on Friday. He left the bench and Merchan returned 25 minutes later. In the meantime, he said, he had received a message from the jury. “We have a verdict.”