A jury found Donald Trump guilty on all 34 counts he faced in Manhattan. Everyone, including the prosecutor Alvin Bragg, seemed a little surprised. Due for sentencing on July 11, just before the Republican National Convention, Trump could face up to four years in prison. Yet the politics of Trump Derangement Syndrome have an inflation problem. Just as monetary inflation destroys value, so, too, do the legal blows against Trump seem to have less and less real value the more they pile up. 

Trump was the first US president to be impeached twice, and the first US president to be indicted in four separate cases. Prior to his hush-money conviction, Trump had already lost in civil court to both the pornographic actress Stormy Daniels and the advice columnist E. Jean Carroll. Any one of these defeats would have been a career-destroying humiliation for practically any other politician in American history. But somehow, the Teflon Don rolls on. 

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