Trump Addresses Rumors About Him Going To Jail

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( – Former President Donald Trump, who is the presumptive Republican nominee for the upcoming presidential election, argued that he was going to be “very proud” to defend the U.S. Constitution after he violated the gag order that Judge Juan Merchan had imposed on him in the New York criminal trial for falsifying business records. 

On Friday after the end of the court day, Trump stated that if there was anything “mentioned against certain people” they would attempt to put him in jail. He added that this could eventually happen but that he would be proud to go to prison for the U.S. Constitution. He argued that what Merchan was doing with his gag order was unconstitutional. 

On Monday, Merchan had ruled that Trump had violated the gag order 10 times and had fined him $1,000 for each violation after he attacked jurors. Last week Trump had been fined $9,000 for his previous social media posts that were determined to violate the gag order. Merchan warned that if there are any more violations, Trump could end up being put in prison. He had added that the last thing he wanted to do was put Trump in prison but that ultimately he had a job that he needed to do. 

The gag order specifically bars Trump from publicly making any comments about jury members, prosecutors, witnesses, and the family of Judge Merchan. However, it does not stop him from talking about Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and Merchan himself. 

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