Trump’s Claim About Judge’s Daughter Backfires as Embarrassing Revelation is Made

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Former President Donald Trump has once again expressed his discontent towards Judge Juan M. Merchan, who slapped him with a gag order before his hush-money trial.

This is not the first time Trump, who is dealing with many court cases, has been treated to such after New York Judge Arthur Engoron did the same to control his attacks on him and court staff.

Trump has falsely claimed that the judge is under the influence of his daughter’s political affiliations, whom he accused her of posting a photo of him behind bars, a claim that court officials have debunked.

Despite this, Trump argued that the gag order violates his First Amendment rights and accused Merchan of bias in favor of Democratic rivals, as reported by The Associated Press on Thursday, March 28.

“The order is illegal, un-American, unconstitutional. Merchan is wrongfully attempting to deprive me of my First Amendment Right to speak out against the Weaponization of Law Enforcement by Democratic rivals,” said the politician.

However, court officials clarified that the social media account Trump referenced does not belong to Merchan’s daughter; Lauren Merchan, and has been inactive for over a year.

The officials said that Trump, actually, had fallen for a fake account, a manipulation of her original deleted account, proceeding to point out glaring differences that Trump didn’t notice before making his claims.

“The account on X, formerly known as Twitter, is not linked to her email address, nor has she posted under that screen name since she deleted the account. Rather, it represents the reconstitution, last April, and manipulation of an account she long ago abandoned,” Spokesman Al Baker said.

The gag order prohibits Trump from making public statements about jurors and witnesses, but not from criticizing Merchan or Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

Trump’s post on Truth Social came after conservative commentator Laura Loomer claimed to have found Merchan’s daughter’s social media account.

Bragg’s office declined to comment on the matter.

This incident reflects Trump’s ongoing legal battles, particularly the hush-money case, which alleges falsified payments to Michael Cohen during the 2016 campaign to cover up negative stories about Trump.

Merchan, despite initially resisting a gag order, implemented it citing Trump’s inflammatory remarks and the need to uphold case integrity.

This is just one of the many cases Trump is grappling with as he tries to return to the White House.

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