Before his sentencing for concealing the money, Trump’s probation officer criticized his mental and physical health

Donald Trump completed a pre-sentence interview with a New York probation officer on Monday, a mandatory requirement before he is sentenced on July 11 by New York Judge Juan Merchan after being found guilty on all 34 counts last month in a hush money trial .

The Republican presidential candidate and now convicted felon participated in the session virtually and it ended after “less than half an hour of routine, uneventful questions and answers,” a source told The Associated Press.

Trump’s lead lawyer, Todd Blanche, was allowed to participate in the call to advise his client, which is not standard practice but was allowed because Judge Merchan did not object.

Former New York City Department of Corrections and Probation Commissioner Martin Horn told NBC News ahead of Monday’s interview that conducting the session via video call was “highly unusual,” but acknowledged that dragging Trump to a probation officer would be “very burdensome” and would require additional safety considerations.

Trump’s responses to interview questions, which focused on his personal history and current physical and mental condition, will be used to compile a report that will be submitted to Judge Merchan when he considers the defendant’s sentence.

This follows a May 30 conviction on 34 counts of falsifying business records to conceal a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels in October 2016, just before this year’s election, to ensure her silence about the alleged affair .

The former president’s defense lawyers are expected to present their own sentencing recommendation on June 13, and the prosecutor’s office on June 27, but the court will announce the final verdict next month.

Trump’s sentencing comes just four days before he is formally invited to accept the 2024 Republican presidential nomination at the national convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It’s an honor he will theoretically have to answer to from his prison cell.

Donald Trump addresses the press from Trump Tower in New York after the verdict in the hush money trial (AP)

Judge Merchan has the power to impose a wide range of penalties on the former president, from probation and community service to up to four years in prison.

Trump was found guilty by a unanimous jury after six weeks of often explosive testimony from figures including Daniels, former tabloid publisher David Pecker and former Republican Party mogul Michael Cohen.

He denied any wrongdoing and insisted that before and throughout the trial, the entire case was a “fraud” with a “rigged” outcome, concocted by Joe Biden and his countless political enemies to discredit him, a ruse intended to aim to keep him off the campaign trail as he pursues a belated second stint in the White House.

Since the verdict, Trump has continued to make this argument to his supporters and allies in conservative media, threatening “revenge” if he returns to the Oval Office.