Friday, April 19, 2024

Donald Trump Attacks Judge in E. Jean Carroll Trial — Who Tells Him to Keep Quiet in Court, and Re-Defames Carroll


Donald Trump on today’s proceedings in the new E. Jean Carroll defamation. Remember, he’s aleady been ordered to pay her $5 million for the first defamation.

Here’s what Trump wrote today on Truth Social: “The Judge in the Trial that I am attending today is a totally biased and hostile person—The same Judge that we had in the first trial, which my lawyer asked me not to attend because of the fact he thought the case was so ridiculous and demeaning (and easy to win!) to a former President. In retrospect, I should have been there to watch how unfair and partisan this “Judge” was. The whole New York System is RIGGED against me because of the fact that I’m not only a Former Republican President, but also am the leading Republican Candidate, and beating Crooked Joe Biden, BY A LOT. This case is another example of Election Interference at a level never seen before. Even E. Jean Carroll’s Lawyer is a Democrat Political Operative, and this whole Hoax was funded and conceived of by Reid Hoffman, George Conway, and many others in the Democrat System of Thugs (Perhaps at conflict with Carroll’s testimony this morning).”

So contrition is not coming into play here. The Judge also threatened to throw Trump out of court.

Judge Lewis Kaplan: “Mr. Trump has the right to be present here, but that right can be forfeited and it can be forfeited if he is disruptive and if he disregards court orders. Mr. Trump, I hope I don’t have to consider excluding you from the trial. I understand you are very eager for me to do that, I know you would because you just can’t control yourself in this circumstance.”

Trump reportedly replied: “I would love it.”

Then he potentially re-defamed Carroll again at a press conference.

Trump: “It was a very interesting day. As you probably noticed. It’s a big story that the witness today, the person I never knew, I never had anything to do with. It’s a totally rigged deal. This whole thing is rigged. Election interference. But this is a person I had no idea…who she was and nor could I care less. It’s a rigged deal. It’s a made up fabricated story.”

More to come…
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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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