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Banks Speaks With KCBS and South China Morning Post About Trump’s Indictment, Presidential Race

June 16, 2023

KCBS Radio,South China Morning Post

William C. Banks

William C. Banks

The historic federal indictment of former President Trump has experts split over how it will affect his chances of winning the 2024 presidential election. 

William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affair, says the fact that Trump’s polling numbers rose after the hush-money indictment in New York would make an uptick in the polls possible even while facing much more serious charges related to national security.

However, while Trump’s “most diehard supporters are always going to be supporters no matter what…some people who are on the margins, part of the 40 percent that voted for him a couple of times, will tend to peel away”, he says.

“These are charges that he’s retained national security information and actually shared some of it with others at his golf course in a way that could be injurious to the United States,” Banks adds. “And we’ve always taken very seriously threats to national security.”

Read more in the South China Morning Post article, “Will Donald Trump’s federal indictment hurt his chances of winning 2024 US presidential race? Pundits split.” 

Banks also spoke with KCBS Radio about the 37-count federal indictment.

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