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Judge Merchan Rules On Whether Trump Can Attend Son Barron’s Graduation

As the WLT Report covered earlier in the month, Trump’s legal counsel requested the court not hold a trial on May 17th, the day of Trump’s son Barron’s graduation.

Initially, Judge Juan Merchan gave a vague response to Trump’s legal counsel and stated the court “would not make a decision right away” regarding whether Trump can attend Barron’s graduation.

Judge Juan Merchan has now reversed the course.

In a ruling on Tuesday, Merchan ruled Trump can now attend his son’s graduation.

Merchan stated “We picked the jury pretty quickly, so Mr. Trump can certainly attend that date.”

Here’s what People reported:

Donald Trump will be able to attend his son Barron Trump’s high school graduation after all.

On Tuesday, April 30, New York Judge Juan Merchan gave the former president — who is on trial for 34 felony charges — permission to miss a court date in May in order to attend Barron’s graduation from Oxbridge Academy in Palm Beach, Florida.

Donald Trump Says He Needs to Pause His Criminal Trial So He Can Attend Son Barron’s High School Graduation
“I don’t think the May 17 date is a problem,” Merchan said in the courtroom, per the The New York Times.

The judge noted that after seeing how the first two weeks unfolded in court, he believed there would be enough time to pause court for a day and still finish the trial as scheduled, per Business Insider.

“We picked the jury pretty quickly,” he said, according to the outlet. “So Mr. Trump can certainly attend that date.”

Per Newsmax:

The presiding judge in Donald Trump’s business records trial in New York has given the former president permission to attend his youngest son’s high school graduation after all.

Judge Juan Merchan two weeks ago delayed his decision about whether Trump could attend son Barron’s graduation next month.

“I don’t think the May 17 date is a problem,” Merchan said Tuesday, according to multiple media outlets covering the trial.

It is unclear if the business records trial would pause May 17, a Friday, or if it will continue minus the former president.

Barron Trump, 18, attends a private high school near Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, according to The New York Times.

Merchan incurred the wrath of Trump when he delayed ruling on his request April 15, the first day of the trial.


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