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Trump’s Disrespect for the Law, Manifested

Trump’s Disrespect for the Law, Manifested

Donald Trump’s disrespect for the law was on prominent display in a Manhattan courtroom earlier today. Michael M. Santiago / Getty January 11, 2024, 3:30 PM ET Donald Trump was determined to make one more scene in his fraud trial in New York today, and he succeeded. After a Fox News town hall last night in Iowa, Trump flew to Manhattan, where he rose to speak during closing arguments in the trial—or perhaps more accurately, to rant. “There wasn’t one witness against us,” Trump said, as The New York Times reported. He called the case a “political witch hunt” and said he was “an innocent man.” He said his financial statements were (naturally) “perfect.” In his I’m-rubber-you’re-glue way, he insisted, “This is a fraud on me,” and demanded that Attorney General Letitia James, who has sought a more than $300 million fine, pay him. He also attacked Justice Arthur Engoron, who is presiding over the case, saying, “You can’t listen for more than one minute.” David A. Graham: The cases against Trump—a guide As a …