Judge May Force Trump to Miss Son Barron’s Graduation Over ‘Hush Money’ Sham Trial

by State Brief

‘Looks like the judge isn’t going to allow me to escape this scam. It’s a SCAM trial,’ Trump tells reporters.

Donald Trump may be required to miss his son Barron’s high school graduation ceremony if a New York judge doesn’t approve the former US president’s request to skip his trial that day.

Trump brought light to the situation during remarks to reporters outside the first day of his criminal hush money trial, where acting New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan, the presiding judge, said he could not yet determine whether to approve Trump’s request to skip May 17 to attend Barron’s graduation in Florida.

“We had some amazing things happen today,” Trump told the press on Monday outside the first day of his criminal hush money trial.

“My son is graduating from high school and it looks like the judge will not let me go to the graduation of my son who’s worked very, very hard. He’s a great student. And he’s very proud of the fact that he did so well, and was looking forward, for years, to have his graduation with his mother and father there.

“Looks like the judge isn’t going to allow me to escape this scam. It’s a SCAM trial.”

According to Business Insider:

Merchan said that he would not yet rule on Donald Trump’s request to not have the trial held that day.

“It really depends on if we are on time and where we are in the trial,” Merchan explained.

Judge Merchan, who Trump has labeled “compromised” over his daughter’s anti-Trump fervor and her close ties with Democrats and the Biden administration, ruled Monday against Trump attending the Supreme Court’s arguments debating presidential immunity.

According to Forbes, Merchan told Trump’s attorney that he’d “see (Trump) here next week,” adding, “your client is a criminal defendant,” and “he’s required to be here. He’s not required to be in the Supreme Court.”

Merchan went on to threaten that the former president could face arrest if he disrupted proceedings or skipped the trial.

“If you disrupt the proceedings, you can be excluded from the courtroom and committed to jail based on your conduct and the trial will continue on in your absence,” Merchan reportedly told Trump. “If you do not show up, there will be an arrest…Do you understand?”

Trump later told reporters, “That I can’t go to my son’s graduation, or that I can’t go to the United States Supreme Court, that I’m not in Georgia or Florida or North Carolina campaigning like I should be is perfect for the radical left Democrats, that’s exactly what they want.”

“This is about election interference, that’s all it’s about.”

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