Stormy Daniels says Trump should be jailed

Stormy Daniels says Trump should be jailed

Former porn actor Stormy Daniels said she thinks former President Trump should be jailed and required to complete community service following his conviction in the hush money criminal trial in New York.

In her first interview since the conviction, Daniels spoke to the Sunday Mirror about Trump’s sentencing and about the fear she felt testifying before the jury in the trial.

“I think he should be sentenced to jail and some community service — working for the less fortunate or being the volunteer punching bag at a women’s shelter,” Daniels told the United Kingdom-based news outlet.

Daniels added that she was not sure what exactly Trump’s sentence should be but that it’s important for the punishment to be catered toward Trump so he could learn effectively from it.

“I don’t know what the sentencing could be or what Trump will even understand,” she said. “It’s like when you have a child, and sometimes you take the electronics away from them, but if your child is very artistic, they don’t care. They’ll just go color their coloring books. And then you have another child that, they don’t want to go outside — you got to ground them or take away electronics or don’t let them have dessert.”

“You have to find the punishment that not just matches the crime, but is fair and just, and that impacts that particular person. Who knows what that is with Trump,” she added.

Trump was convicted on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records to cover up a scheme to buy Daniels’s silence about her alleged affair with the former president, which was seen as potentially damaging to Trump’s campaign in the weeks before the 2016 presidential election.

Daniels testified before the jury and provided explicit details about the sexual encounter she says she had with the former president as part of her testimony. Trump denies the affair.

In the new interview, Daniels described feeling afraid while giving her testimony.

“Being in court was so intimidating, with the jurors looking at you, but I’m glad that the stuff came out in court that wanted to come out and prove, like I said, I’ve been telling the truth the entire time,” Daniels said.

“It’s not over for me,” she continued. “It’s never going to be over for me. Trump may be guilty, but I still have to live with the legacy.”

The Hill has reached out to the Trump campaign for comment.

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