Donald Trump's attorney Todd Blanche stated their intention to promptly appeal the guilty verdict against Trump following his conviction in the New York hush money trial. A New York jury found Trump guilty on 34 counts of false accounting in the hush money case, potentially influencing his challenge to unseat Biden. While this makes Trump the first former US president to be criminally convicted, it does not impede his ability to campaign for re-election. He is set to be sentenced on July 11.

Shortly after the conviction, Donald Trump's campaign website began redirecting visitors to a fundraising page, describing him as a 'political prisoner.' The page experienced technical difficulties within minutes of its launch, overwhelmed by a surge of Trump supporters on the official Republican Party donation platform, WinRed. Seizing the opportunity, Biden's campaign utilized Trump's legal troubles for their own fundraising, emphasizing the importance of keeping Trump out of the Oval Office through the ballot box.