Stormy Daniels calls for prison sentence for Trump after historic guilty verdict

Following the historic guilty verdict against former US President Donald Trump for covering up a hush money payment, former porn actress Stormy Daniels, who was involved in the case, has called for a prison sentence for Trump. “Put him in prison,” the 45-year-old told the British newspaper “Daily Mirror” at the weekend. It was her first interview since the guilty verdict against the former president.

“I think he should be sentenced to prison and community service for the less privileged, or serve as a volunteer punching bag in a women's shelter,” added the porn actress, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.

Stormy Daniels claims to have had a sex affair with Trump in 2006, which he denies. To prevent the alleged affair from becoming public shortly before the 2016 presidential election, Trump ordered the payment of hush money of $130,000 (around 122,000 euros), which he disguised as legal fees.

Testifying in court was “intimidating” “with the jury watching you,” said Stormy Daniels, adding that she “told the truth the whole time.” She spoke in court at length about the sex affair with Trump, which she believes was consensual but in which the balance of power was unbalanced. The case will “never be over” for her, and she will have to live with the consequences, the porn actress explained.

On Thursday, Trump became the first former president in US history to be found guilty in a criminal trial. A good five months before the presidential election in the USA, the jury found the 77-year-old guilty on all 34 counts in the hush money case. The sentence is to be announced on July 11.

Trump criticized the trial against him as “very unfair.” Shortly after the guilty verdict, his campaign published a fundraising appeal titled “I am a political prisoner!” The 77-year-old is expected to run for the Republicans against Democratic incumbent Joe Biden in the presidential election on November 5.