Trump meets New Yorkers ahead of resumption of hush money trial

Donald Trump met with New Yorkers on Thursday 25 April, ahead of the resumption of his criminal hush money trial.

The former president is accused of falsifying business records documenting a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels to keep her quiet about an affair she said she had with Mr Trump in 2006.

He has pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts and denied having an affair with Ms Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.

The trial is the first of a past or present US president and carries political risks for Mr Trump as he prepares for a November rematch with Joe Biden.