Trump on Trial

'THIS IS A RIGGED TRIAL': Trump Unloads on White House Lawfare, 'They've Taken My Right to Speak' [WATCH]

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.19.24

“Why am I gagged about telling the truth?”

Before heading into the courtroom for Day 4 of his criminal trial in New York City, former President and 2024 GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump unloaded on Judge Merchan and the “rigged” trial.

“As you know, I’ve been saying for a long while, this is a rigged trial. It’s coming from the White House. They have White House DoJ people in the trial, in the DA’s office, representing the DA because he’s probably not smart enough to represent himself,” Trump told reporters outside the courtroom.

“Guy got elected using Trump and you’re not supposed to do that. Very much like Letitia James. All of it, by the way,” he continued. New York is going down as a very corrupt place to do business …”

“But this is a rigged case and this is a case that was put in, very strongly, because of politics. So instead of being in Pennsylvania or Georgia or North Carolina or lots of other places today, I’m sitting in a courthouse al day long. And this is going on for the week and this will go on for another four or five weeks and it’s very unfair and people know it’s very unfair.”

“I have a gag order, just to show you how much more unfair it is. And the conflict has to end with the judge. The judge has a conflict, the worst I’ve ever seen, and it has to end with the judge. The gag order has to come off. I should be allowed to speak. Everytime I come out to speak to you I wanna be open- because we did absolutely nothing wrong …”

“They’ve taken away my constitutional right to speak, and that includes speaking to you. I have a lot to say to you, and I’m not allowed to say it. And I’m the only one. Everyone else can say… anything they want… they lie, they’re real scum. But you know what? I’m not allowed to speak.”

Watch Trump’s comments above.

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