Former Bush Strategist Says Trump Will Be Convicted Before Republican Convention

Former chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign Matthew Dowd on Tuesday predicted that former President Donald Trump will be criminally convicted before the  Republican National Convention.

Dowd made the prediction while speaking on  MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” while also adding that the former president will be convicted in at least three courts.

“I don’t think we have ever seen this kind of convergence between a former president running for office again in the midst of multiple trials held simultaneously while he wins primaries and caucuses,” Dowd told Anchor Joy Reid “The people running against him, Nikki Haley and whatever, I think what’s going to end up happening is he’s going to have momentum. He’ll win Iowa, win New Hampshire, win South Carolina, and he’ll basically all but be the nominee, and basically be there, and then he’s going to get convicted before he goes to the RNC Convention in July. So he’ll be the nominee, but be a convicted nominee in the midst of this, and then we’ll be headed to a general election with the nominee of a major political party convicted, at least in one court, if not in two different courts in this time.”

Dowd added that it would be ‘weird’ for Republican voters in 2024 when they will be voting for a convicted felon.

“A convicted felon running for president under the Republican Party,” Dowd added “We have never in my life have ever seen a calendar that will unfold in that manner. But it also is going to be so weird while this is going on, Republican voters voting for him to be the nominee of the party as he’s convicted.”

Trump is currently facing four different indictments and could very well be a convicted felon before the 2024 election rolls in. The former president could potentially spend the rest of his life behind bars if convicted. 

The former president has continued to plead his innocence while adding that the charges against him are political. Others have also argued that the charges against the president are straight out of a Banana Republic and not consistent with the American justice system.