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Trump's Trial Could Bring a Rarity: Consequences for His Words - The New York Times

  

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By:   Maggie Haberman and Jonah E. Bromwich (nytimes)

Trump's Trial Could Bring a Rarity: Consequences for His Words - The New York Times
The former president has spent decades spewing thousands and thousands of words, sometimes contradicting himself. That tendency is now working against him in his Manhattan criminal case.

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The former president has spent decades spewing thousands and thousands of words, sometimes contradicting himself. That tendency is now working against him in his Manhattan criminal case.

Donald J. Trump's career-long habit of a ready-fire-aim stream of consciousness can now be held against him by prosecutors and a judge while the former president is on trial.Credit...Pool photo by Dave Sanders

By Maggie Haberman and Jonah E. Bromwich

April 28, 2024, 5:03 a.m. ET

"So that's not true? That's not true?"

The judge in control of Donald J. Trump's Manhattan criminal trial had just cut off the former president's lawyer, Todd Blanche. Mr. Blanche had been in the midst of defending a social media post in which his client wrote that a statement that had been public for years "WAS JUST FOUND!"

Mr. Blanche had already acknowledged during the Tuesday hearing that Mr. Trump's post was false. But the judge, Juan M. Merchan, wasn't satisfied.

"I need to understand," Justice Merchan said, glaring down at the lawyer from the bench, "what I am dealing with."

The question of what is true — or at least what can be proven — is at the heart of any trial. But this particular defendant, accused by the Manhattan district attorney's office of falsifying business records to conceal a sex scandal, has spent five decades spewing thousands and thousands of words, sometimes contradicting himself within minutes, sometimes within the same breath, with little concern for the consequences of what he said.

Mr. Trump has treated his own words as disposable commodities, intended for single use, and not necessarily indicative of any deeply held beliefs. And his tendency to pile phrases on top of one another has often worked to his benefit, amusing or engaging his supporters — sometimes spurring threats and even violence — while distracting, enraging or just plain disorienting his critics and adversaries.

If Mr. Blanche seemed unconcerned at the hearing that he was telling a criminal judge that his client had said something false, it may have been simply because the routine has become so familiar.


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r. Blanche had been in the midst of defending a social media post in which his client wrote that a statement that had been public for years "WAS JUST FOUND!"

Mr. Blanche had already acknowledged during the Tuesday hearing that Mr. Trump's post was false. But the judge, Juan M. Merchan, wasn't satisfied.

"I need to understand," Justice Merchan said, glaring down at the lawyer from the bench, "what I am dealing with."

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The judge is dealing with a mental midget menace who behaves like a spoiled toddler, who's also a cult leader for the demonstrably gullible and always in trouble cause he can't shut the FCK UP to save his life. Who the hell would want to be his lawyer, cause it doesn't pay enough, irregardless of the barrels of cash his gullible cult following willingly throw away on one who takes them for all he possibly can, what a joke. To follow , possibly defend, and probably going to cast a vote for the Brussel Sprout of pout, are they who again attempt to send one tiny handed, short armed minded, leading too many of the US 2 B blinded by the WHITE[S] in their eyes reflective of the pigment in their skin back to office again! AND in order to find they've been taken, buy a pornstarring playmate not cooler with a flabby chested ice T bagged spooler, filled with envious Green Flies, frothing to n fro upon his puss E zit covered spineless back, like the cruel flagellant fckd up fella of frustration that had been smoking a Stormy crack, to expand his, massive amoeba sized mind, he can never seem ta find, they must never mind, they are following a mental midget Gidget who is leading them to a cliff, ord was it a big red dawg....?

 
 
 
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