The judge told Trump to be careful about what he says on social media, but he refused to issue a gag order. On Tuesday, a journalist wrote on Twitter that the judge in charge of ex-President Donald Trump’s arraignment admonished him about his remarks on Truth Social. After Trump made social media statements critical of the prosecution, Susan Li tweeted that the court told Trump to avoid making social media posts that might incite civil unrest.
Trump criticized Judge Juan Merchan in a Truth Social post on Tuesday.
He stated that this “fake case” was designed to interfere with the 2024 presidential election. Trump called for the case to be dropped immediately. According to Trump, he never believed anything like this could happen in America.
Trump also expressed that the venue was unfair, with some areas that voted 1% Republican. This case should be transferred to nearby Staten Island, which would be a fair and safe trial venue. In addition, Trump stated it is well-known that the judge is highly conservative and that he and his family hate Trump. Trump posted that he was unfair in a previous a Trump-related case, refused to recuse himself, gave terrible jury instructions, and was difficult to deal with during the witch hunt trial. His daughter worked for ‘Kamala’ & now the Biden-Harris campaign. “The Kangaroo Court!”
Trump also targeted Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on the social networking site. Trump stated on Monday that D.A. Bragg had illegally leaked 33 points of the indictment. The official release had no updates or shocks to the documents because Bragg had already leaked the documents days ago. Trump went on to state that the criminal was Alvin Bragg. He is the one that should be prosecuted, or at a minimum, he should resign.
On Thursday, Bragg won an indictment against Trump in a case involving a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016. Most Americans are beginning to see this as a political attack against a potential presidential candidate who is winning in the polls.
Trump surrendered on Tuesday. He was arraigned on the charges the same day and pleaded not guilty to all 34 counts of felony.
Candidates and potential candidates for the GOP presidential nomination decried the indictment as “politically driven” and “a terrible time in our history.” Also criticizing the indictment were Republican elected officials, former officials, and conservative media leaders.