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Tue Apr 16, 2024, 07:52 AM Apr 16

Reality of Being a Criminal Defendant Dawns on Trump [View all]


Reality of Being a Criminal Defendant Dawns on Trump
April 16, 2024 at 6:33 am EDT By Taegan Goddard

“Donald Trump is learning a hard lesson: Criminal defendants don’t get to set their own schedules,” Politico reports.

“Three times on Monday the former president asked Justice Juan Merchan to cut him loose from his hush money trial to attend to other matters — some personal, some political and some legal. Three times the judge responded with, essentially, ‘eh, we’ll see.’”

“It’s a jarring new reality for Trump, who has been accustomed to setting the agenda for most of his adult life — and, in the years since his presidency, has bounced between his sunny Florida resort and political rallies brimming with adoring fans. But this spring, he’ll have to spend most weekdays in a drab 15th floor county courtroom in a city with very little MAGA.”

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shithole knows............................. Lovie777 Apr 16 #1
A bit of tautology there? soldierant Apr 16 #53
He is a slow learner Redleg Apr 16 #2
What? Ya did t hear what he told ya yesterday? 3Hotdogs Apr 16 #40
For a narcissist like him ActRaiser Apr 16 #3
Well at least he is still the center of attention PatSeg Apr 16 #9
Not in a good way malaise Apr 16 #11
Oh yes, very good PatSeg Apr 16 #14
After week 4 or so, he's gonna enter the "I don't wanna go! phase and act out to make that happen. n/t ArkansasDemocrat1 Apr 17 #57
Oh yes PatSeg Apr 17 #60
Not really. He's 'over there' while others say things about him he can't react to. localroger Apr 16 #28
"basically a desk lamp" llmart Apr 16 #32
A desk lamp with a burned out... 3catwoman3 Apr 16 #49
Oh yes, I agree PatSeg Apr 16 #33
Maybe he's on something.... returnee Apr 16 #36
Exactly, ShazzieB Apr 16 #41
Welcome to DU, ActRaiser! calimary Apr 16 #52
Wait until he has to report for prison. Kid Berwyn Apr 16 #4
That's what I want to see! 2naSalit Apr 16 #5
So do I!!! calimary Apr 16 #39
This picture of him arriving at the trial is a taste of things to come: Dave Bowman Apr 16 #45
NO. He'll receive the "shocker" johnnyfins Apr 16 #50
Political rallies brimming with Icanthinkformyself Apr 16 #6
The M$M Pouts Just Like TFG modrepub Apr 16 #8
Lawrence O'Donnell was talking about this last night. ShazzieB Apr 16 #44
It kills me that one of his requests was to be excused from the trial to attend his son's graduation. As if he gives two LaMouffette Apr 16 #7
It was a dark and Stormy night.... SergeStorms Apr 16 #26
Maybe he can talk the school into having the graduation on the weekend. PurgedVoter Apr 16 #38
We know nothing about Barron, but if he somehow turned out to be a halfway decent human being, can you imagine LaMouffette Apr 18 #61
Odor in the Court! Blue Owl Apr 16 #10
😀😀😀😂😂 malaise Apr 16 #15
Snort!!! niyad Apr 16 #16
It's definitely a two snorter. twodogsbarking Apr 16 #22
Lol, I almost choke on my drink. Dave Bowman Apr 16 #46
I'll have a cheeseberder! Permanut Apr 16 #54
The brown acid is not very good... kentuck Apr 16 #12
Doturd is learning a "hard lesson". Yeah, right...... AZ8theist Apr 16 #13
Psychology history shows that sleep is a common ego defense mechanism against facing reality. ancianita Apr 16 #21
For the first time in his life, Trump is experiencing accountability for his many crimes dlk Apr 16 #17
I just realized Farmer-Rick Apr 16 #18
Something good has come from this goat rodeo already. Hugin Apr 16 #19
Millionaire,.... ? Try 12X BILLIONAIRE,... magicarpet Apr 16 #34
Yeah, he's been broke for a while. Dave Bowman Apr 16 #47
They are looking for a quid pro quo with a favorable return on their investments. magicarpet Apr 16 #48
Great. NanaCat Apr 17 #59
"Very little MAGA"? Personally I think prosecuting Trump makes America great. CaptainTruth Apr 16 #20
Putin jail. Soon. twodogsbarking Apr 16 #23
THIS is one reason it is so good to see Dump in court. He begins to get a taste of what his world will be like if he Martin68 Apr 16 #24
Agree with all sentiment, including brown acid. haha Prairie_Seagull Apr 16 #25
Nothing I relish more than seeing a dumbfuck authoritarian type having the rules in face and beiong forced to obey! brewens Apr 16 #27
Trump's new tactic is to sleep through the entire trial and then claim, "I did not know what was going on." RKP5637 Apr 16 #29
Yeah, as if that has NEVER occurred with a defendant before! Wednesdays Apr 16 #31
Isn't sleeping in court considered CONTEMPT OF COURT? Captain Zero Apr 17 #58
Reality and drumpf are strangers... soon to be well acquainted. liberalla Apr 16 #30
I'm hoping to hear nocoincidences Apr 16 #35
THAT made me laugh. calimary Apr 16 #56
Hahahahahaha! Ziggysmom Apr 16 #37
... orangecrush Apr 16 #42
Here come da Judge orangecrush Apr 16 #43
Trump & I have this one thing in common; oldsoftie Apr 16 #51
Trump's "hush money trial" is a criminal trial for election interference. Beartracks Apr 16 #55
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