Home Alone 2 Actor And SNL Host Convicted Of Multiple Felony Charges

By Sckylar Gibby-Brown | Updated

Donald Trump, former United States President, has been convicted of all charges in the New York hush money/election interference trial. The Republican candidate for the 2024 election, who appeared in 1992’s Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and has previously hosted Saturday Night Live, was found guilty on 34 felony charges. The verdict, delivered by a jury of his peers, has potentially, pending an appeal, marked the end of his diverse career in entertainment, business, and politics.

Donald Trump Crossed Over From Business Into Entertainment

Donald Trump began a career in entertainment in the early 90s, long before pursuing political ambitions that would result in him becoming a convicted felon. He made numerous appearances on the Howard Stern Show in the 1990s, hosted his own radio program, Trumped!, from 2004 to 2008, and is well known for being the host of reality shows The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice from 2004 to 2015.

He’s also appeared as an actor in 32 films, including The Little Rascals, The Nanny, Suddenly Susan, and Days of Our Lives, though he typically played himself.

A Historic Trial

After an extensive multi-industry career, Donald Trump has been convicted on 34 counts of falsifying business records, with charges carrying a potential maximum sentence of 136 years in prison (up to four for each count) and sentencing set for July 11, 2024. These charges stem from his efforts to conceal a $130,000 payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election.

Donald Trump is being convicted of violating laws related to financial transparency and disclosure intended to prevent deception, fraud, and corruption in business transactions. Additionally, if the payment was made with the intention of influencing the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, which the trial has indicated that it was, this move constitutes a violation of campaign finance laws.

The trial, overseen by Judge Juan Merchan, concluded with a unanimous verdict. While Donald Trump was convicted, he maintains his innocence, vehemently denying the charges, and will likely be filing for an appeal. 

Continues To Declare His Innocence

After Donald Trump was convicted, he expressed his frustration in an impassioned outburst outside the courtroom, saying, “This was a disgrace. This was a rigged trial by a conflicted judge who was corrupt.” He expressed his belief that he did nothing wrong, that he was fighting for the country of the United States and for the Constitution, and that his conviction was the result of a conspiracy against him.

No One Knows What The Future Holds

While Donald Trump was indeed convicted, his future remains uncertain. Despite the verdict, he is still a leading candidate for the Republican nomination in the upcoming presidential election. The Republican National Convention, set for mid-July, is expected to formally nominate him as the 2024 Republican presidential candidate.

The Next Step

Now that Donald Trump has been convicted, his next step is to begin the appeals effort, which, as these are state charges, can go to the New York Supreme Court but not the United States Supreme Court. The outcome of these efforts will likely play a crucial role in whether or not his political and entertainment careers will continue.

A Turbulent Decade Of Incredible Highs And Lows

Prior to Donald Trump being convicted, the multi-billionaire held an eclectic career that spanned several industries, from real estate to television and included memorable roles in pop culture. His presidency from 2016 to 2020 is likely to be remembered as the most turbulent chapter in his multifaceted career. But not the most embarrassing, that would be when he guest starred on an episode of NightMan.