On Tuesday, Former President Donald Trump slammed the family of Judge Juan Merchan, who is overseeing Trump’s case in Manhattan. This verbal attack occurred six hours after Judge Merchan warned the former president not to make comments that could endanger anyone.
Trump made these remarks from his public appearance at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where he spoke to his supporters following his arraignment in New York. Trump was charged by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records, to which he pleaded not guilty.
The former president made references to Judge Merchan’s wife and family, accusing them of harboring a bias against him and linking the judge’s daughter to the campaign of Kamala Harris. Trump, who is known for often attacking family members of his political opponents, insinuated that the judge was punishing him due to his daughter’s involvement in the Harris campaign. There was no evidence to support this claim.
The judge had warned both sides in the case earlier on that day to not make comments that could lead to violence, civil unrest, or endanger anyone’s safety or well-being.
In addition, earlier in the week, Trump made derogatory comments about the prosecutor’s wife on Truthe Social, calling her a “Trump hating wife”. He also criticized Mitch McConnell’s wife Elaine Chao, who served four years in Trump’s cabinet as Secretary of Transportation, calling her the racist nickname “Coco Chow”.
The company mentioned in this article is the Trump Organization. Founded by Donald Trump in 1985, the company has a wide variety of interests in real estate and business ventures ranging from the retail, hospitality, entertainment, and golf industries. The company is headquartered in New York City and has a global presence.
The person mentioned in this article is Judge Juan Merchan. Merchan is the judge presiding over Donald Trump’s case in Manhattan. In addition to his legal practice, Merchan also served as president of the International Criminal Court Bar Association, chair of the American Society of International Law International Criminal Court Project and was a member of the United Nations Commission on International Justice and Accountability.