No matter how hard they may try, no one – not the press, not his haters, not even federal and state supreme court judges – can keep Donald Trump quiet.
Donald Trump Defies Gag Orders
The former President is facing two gag orders in his New York and Washington D.C. trials. Yet he still seems to be as loud as ever, popping off on Truth Social about Judge Tanya Chutkan, the justice overseeing Trump’s election interference case in Washington, D.C.
Earlier this week, Trump condemned Chutkan on Truth Social.
“The Obama appointed Federal Judge in D.C, a TRUE TRUMP HATER, is incapable of giving me a fair trial. Her Hatred of President DONALD J. TRUMP is so great that she has been diagnosed with a major, and incurable, case of TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME!!!
Chutkan reinstated Trump’s gag order that was temporarily lifted while she considered Trump’s request to suspend the gag order indefinitely while his lawyers appealed the original decision.
Not One Judge, but Two
The former President was up and at ‘em the first thing this morning with some equally harsh words on his media platform for Judge Arthur Engoron, the judge responsible for deciding the future of Trump’s real estate empire in New York.
“Judge Engoron is a political hack who ruled against me before the trial even started. He is doing the dirty work for the Democrat Party. I was not even given the option of a jury, This Rigged Case should have never been brought, but since it was, it should have been in the Commercial Division, but Engoron WOULD NOT LET GO OF IT. He fought us, sanctioned us for no reason, fined us big money, never gave us even a one day delay. This is his big chance, and he was not going to let it go.”
This rant was posted in the middle of the night:
“This Rigged Trial, brought by the Racist New York State A.G. Letitia James before Trump and developer Hating Judge, Arthur Engoron, which should have never been brought in that the so-called STAR WITNESS, SleazeBag Lawyer (for many people) Michael Cohen, admitted last week on the stand that he LIED, and also that your favorite President, Donald J. Trump, or anyone from the Trump Organization, NEVER TOLD HIM TO INFLATE VALUES ON FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, the opposite of what he told the A.G. in order to get this HOAX started.”
He concluded with, “Leave my children alone, Engoron. You are a disgrace to the legal profession!”
Engoron fined Trump $10,000 last week for a second time stating he violated a gag order barring him from disparaging court staff.
Trump told reporters in a hallway during a break in the trial that day, “This judge is a very partisan judge, with a person who’s very partisan sitting alongside of him, perhaps even much more partisan than he is.”
Engoron, assuming that Trump was referencing his clerk, called the comments a “blatant” gag order violation.
Clearly, a little monetary slap on the wrist will not stop the GOP primary frontrunner from saying what’s on his mind.
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
Prosecutors in Trump’s federal election interference case who pressed Chutkan to reinstate his gag order stated, “Unless the court lifts the administrative stay, the defendant will not stop.” Clearly.
Is anyone surprised that the reality show star who became famous for two words – “You’re fired” – doesn’t exactly follow the rules, but abides by his own?
Look what he did when he was banned from Twitter – he started his own social media site to compete. Say what you want about him, but Donald Trump doesn’t get knocked out. He may get battered and bruised incessantly, but he always seems to find a way to get back on his feet.
People are slowly coming to understand the truth that many of his supporters have proclaimed since day one: no one puts Donald Trump in a corner.
Jennifer Galardi is the politics and culture editor and opinion writer for 19FortyFive.com. She has a Master’s in Public Policy from Pepperdine University and produces and hosts the podcast Connection with conversations that address health, culture, politics, and policy. In a previous life, she wrote for publications in the health, fitness, and nutrition space. In addition, her pieces have been published in the Epoch Times and Pepperdine Policy Review. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.