‘The View’ to Air Special Episode Friday After Trump Conviction

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The hosts of The View will have a lot to talk about Friday, following the conviction of former President Donald Trump.

On Thursday, May 30, a New York City jury found Trump guilty of 34 counts of falsifying business records in a plot to hide a hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

The jury’s decision made Trump the first former president in U.S. history to be convicted of a crime.

Shortly after the verdict was read, The View’s official Instagram account announced all of the co-hosts will be on set Friday to talk Trump, including moderator Whoopi Goldberg, who normally works Monday-Thursday.

“All six of The View co-hosts will join the ‘Hot Topics’ table LIVE Friday to discuss former Pres. Trump being found guilty in his criminal hush money trial,” the post read.

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Joy Behar usually moderates the ABC daytime talk show on Fridays, with Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines, Ana Navarro, and former Trump staffer Alyssa Farah Griffin seated at the table.

Thanks to the ex-president, Goldberg will make a rare Friday appearance.

CNN reports the jury in Trump’s trial reached a decision after about 12 hours of deliberations over two days.

“This was a disgrace. This was a rigged trial by a conflicted judge who was corrupt,” Trump told reporters outside court. “We didn’t do a thing wrong, I’m a very innocent man.”

The 45th president’s trial began on April 15.

His former attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, testified that his then-boss approved a $130,000 payment to Daniels just before the 2016 election, to make sure she remained silent about an alleged sexual encounter with the married Trump years earlier.

Daniels took the witness stand and offered salacious details about getting intimate with Trump, which he denied.

Trump is running for president again and will be sentenced on July 11, just days before the Republican National Convention.

He faces up to four years in state prison. Although legal experts have said jail time in a non-violent case — when the defendant has no prior criminal record — is unlikely.

Trump’s news conference is below:

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