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Trump Trial Day 1... Americanswers!

Americast

22-04-2024 • 32 mins

In the latest edition of Americanswers, we get down to basics at the start of Donald Trump’s first criminal trial.

Who are the jurors selected to decide Trump’s fate? Who protects them? And how are they being targeted online?

Today’s opening statements mark the first criminal trial against a president in US history, as Trump stands accused of trying to cover up hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels before he won the 2016 election.

HOSTS: • Sarah Smith, North America editor • Justin Webb, Radio 4 presenter • Marianna Spring, disinformation and social media correspondent • Anthony Zurcher, North America correspondent

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This episode was made by George Dabby with Catherine Fusillo and Claire Betzer. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The series producer is George Dabby. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.

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