Hush money, a gag order, and protests: The Trump-Stormy Daniels trial

Trump remains on trial in New York, despite leading most national polls for this year’s presidential election

Donald Trump in court
Former US President Donald Trump sits in the courtroom during his hush money trial at Manhattan Criminal Court on May 20, 2024, in New York City, US [Michael M Santiago/Reuters]


It’s the Donald Trump trial made for the tabloids – accused of an affair with an adult film actress and a payment allegedly made to cover it up ahead of the 2016 United States election. Eight years later, Trump is seeking the presidency again. What’s the impact of the scandal this time?

In this episode: 

  • Kristen Saloomey (@KSaloomey), Al Jazeera correspondent

Episode credits:

This episode was produced by Ashish Malhotra, Sarí el-Khalili and Zaina Badr, with Manahil Naveed, Marcos Bartolomé and our host Malika Bilal. 

Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Our lead of audience development and engagement is Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad is our engagement producer.

Alexandra Locke is The Take’s executive producer. Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.

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Source: Al Jazeera