With Donald Trump’s recent claims that he will be arrested on Tuesday, March 21, and the case now seemingly headed toward indictment, people are left wondering what will become of Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign. According to a poll by Quinnipiac University, he is seen by many as the frontrunner of the GOP candidates thus far, but his arrest could change all that.
Even so, his eligibility for the presidency will not be affected by the trial. This remains true even if he is indicted or convicted. «There’s no constitutional bar on a felon running for president,» ABC News legal analyst Kate Shaw explained. As far as his campaign goes, Shaw clarified that, although campaigning would prove more difficult, there are no legal ramifications for campaigning while incarcerated.
In a statement to CNBC, Trump’s defense lawyer Joseph Tacopina claimed that the former president will «follow normal procedures» if he is indicted by the Manhattan grand jury. Both sides on the Stormy Daniels case haven’t budged on their story, so we will see what happens going forward.