It’s moments like this that we need cameras in that courtroom.
Trump simply responds like any of us would at lame and fake accusations but this judge took his reactions to be “disruptive”.
They really are reaching for any excuse to persecute this man, aren’t they?
What a surprise.
ormer President Donald Trump’s physical and verbal reactions to writer E. Jean Carroll’s testimony against him prompted a judge to threaten to remove Trump from the federal courtroom, according to multiple outlets.
Shawn Crowley, an attorney for Carroll, told Judge Lewis Kaplan before a midmorning break on Wednesday that Trump had been “loudly saying things,” ABC News reported. She repeated her complaint a second time after jurors filed out for a lunch break.
During the lunch break, Kaplan said he would make Trump leave if he continued to disrupt proceedings.
“Mr. Trump has the right to be present here,” Kaplan said, according to ABC News. “That right can be forfeited and it can be forfeited if he is disruptive, which is what has been reported to me.”
“Mr. Trump, I hope I don’t have to consider excluding you from the trial,” he said. “I understand you are probably very eager for me to do that.”
“I would love it,” Trump replied.
“I know you would,” Kaplan said, according to CNN. “You just can’t control yourself in this circumstance, apparently.”
“You can’t either,” Trump muttered, per The Associated Press.
In one particularly charged moment, Habba requested that Kaplan adjourn the trial on Thursday so Trump could attend his mother-in-law’s funeral — a request the judge had previously heard and denied, as Trump is not required to be in court himself.
“I will hear no further argument on it. None. Do you understand that word? None. Please sit down,” Kaplan reportedly said.
Habba then told the judge: “I will not be spoken to that way, Your Honor.”
Kaplan instructed her to sit down.
Habba’s cross-examination of Carroll drew further admonishment from the judge Wednesday afternoon.
Good for her, standing up for herself!
Are we really surprised that Trump and his team have to deal with a disrespectful judge?
Maybe its good there isn’t a camera in there.
We’d all be tensing up and yelling at our tv screens/computer screens as we witnessed many moments like this.
JUST IN: Judge threatens to kick Donald Trump out of courtroom during E. Jean Carroll's defamation trial against him in New York.
Trump reportedly taunted the judge in response by saying: "I would love it!"
Judge: "Mr. Trump has the right to be present here. That right can be… pic.twitter.com/o2g28wWZVa
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) January 17, 2024
Donald Trump Jr. just reminded us what his father can’t even discuss in court, which surely adds to his frustation!
This is stuff DJT is banned from talking about in court! He can’t show this insanity to the jury because that would make this flagrant political persecution (funded by dem donors) so much harder. So many more insane comments just like this! Banana republic!pic.twitter.com/OkERej7Vld
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 16, 2024
If you know about Kaplan, none of this is a real surprise.