Don’t Gloat About What Happened to the GLOAT

The Trump verdict was legally, morally, and ethically right; but what a bitter pill and broken heart for America

Gippolito Ndp
3 min readJun 2, 2024
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Well, America, Donald Trump is a convicted felon, found guilty on 34 felony counts beyond a reasonable doubt by 12 jurors in a Manhattan courtroom. He has been shown — finally — to be subject to the law like everyone else.

How awful a thing that must seem in his mind!

This might be his conversation with himself on the subject:

What? I am Donald Trump. You hear? Donald f’ing Trump.

I (not Michael Cohen, that amateur hack) am the GLOAT … the Greatest Liar of All Time. I don’t know what Blanche was thinking when he called Cohen that. Sounded good at the time, though. Only I am the Greatest.

I am not above the law, after all? How can that be, when all my cult-members really believe that I am? They must be right, right? They agree with me.

I must make two confessions.

First, just the day before the verdict came down, I was chatting with a friend (another lawyer), and we both postulated a hung jury. For me, it was not that the evidence wasn’t clear, and that conviction wasn’t warranted … it was a sneaking…



Gippolito Ndp

Dad, G-dad, veteran, semi-retired lawyer, archaeologist, writer