Trump Concerned Trial May Cause Him To Miss Barron’s Graduation

Former President Donald Trump criticized Judge Juan Merchan this week over concerns that his New York criminal trial may result in him missing the graduation of his youngest son Barron. The former president’s statement came amid concerns regarding the gag order against him as the trial got underway Monday.

Outside the Manhattan Supreme Court courtroom, the former president said that he “was looking forward to that graduation with his mother and father there, and it looks like the judge does not allow me to escape this scam.”

The former president’s legal team asked the judge to shift the trial date on Friday, May 17 on the day of Barron’s graduation from Oxbridge Academy in Palm Beach, Florida.

“It really depends on if we are on time and where we are in the trial,” said the judge.

The trial is likely to take eight weeks. No jurors were selected on the first day.

Trump asked on social media why he would “likely not be allowed to attend his Graduation Ceremony, something that we have been talking about for years, because a seriously Conflicted and Corrupt New York State Judge wants me in Criminal Court on a bogus “Biden Case” which, according to virtually all Legal Scholars and Pundits, has no merit and should NEVER have been brought.”

The former president also said that his son was a “GREAT Student at a fantastic School.”

Trump further called the case against him a “Fake Case” that was “solely meant to attack Crooked Joe Biden’s Political Opponent, ME, who is seriously leading him in the Polls, for purposes of Election Interference. The Judge, Juan Merchan, is preventing me from proudly attending my son’s Graduation.”

“Seems very unfair, doesn’t it? But this whole event is unfair,” he said.

The former president is facing trial over accusations regarding an alleged payment to former adult actress Stormy Daniels over a reported short relationship. Trump denies any wrongdoing in the case and believes that the charges are politically motivated.