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After Donald J. Trump was indicted over his role in paying hush money to a porn star during the 2016 presidential campaign, he called the move an act of political persecution.
But his impending arrest could actually make Mr. Trump a stronger candidate for 2024, the Times correspondent Maggie Haberman explains.
On today’s episode
Many of Mr. Trump’s potential opponents snapped into line behind him, showing just how hard it may be to persuade Republican voters to choose an alternative.
Mr. Trump reacted to his indictment by returning to his time-tested legal strategy: attack and delay.
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Maggie Haberman contributed reporting.
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