Whatever else you think of former President Donald Trump, you have to admit that he gives as good as he gets.
Democrats have attempted almost everything to bring the former president down. They made up a story about the Russian connection, impeached him, labeled him a Nazi, and, according to the Associated Press, indicted him on “91 felony counts in four criminal cases in Washington, New York, Florida, and Georgia.”
According to NBC News, a New York court is now threatening to imprison Trump for failing to follow orders.
That may appear to be overkill. Everyone is aware of it, yet no one appears to be able to do anything about it. Even though Trump has millions of fervent fans, he appears before the judge alone.
And he’s still standing—for the time being.
On Friday morning, Arthur Engoron, the presiding judge in Trump’s $250 million civil fraud trial in New York, said Trump was guilty of publishing “an untrue and disparaging post about my clerk” on his social media pages.
According to NBC, Enogron spoke with Trump and “ordered him to remove the post immediately, and he said he did take it down.” In early October, Engoron placed a limited gag order on Trump on the matter.
It’s worth noting that this is the same judge who “smiled like a game show host” for the cameras as the trial began earlier this month.
The same judge, according to reports, “slammed his hand on the table and exclaimed ‘This is ridiculous’ as Trump’s lawyers got deep into the weeds with Mazars USA partner David Bender, whom they accused of not answering their questions.”
Enogron and Trump are inseparably linked. As a result, Enogron appears to be looking for a reason—any excuse, to be honest—to punish Trump in a case that, according to Fox News contributor Jonathan Turley, ultimately looks good for Trump because New York Attorney General Letitia James built her campaign on “bagging Trump.”
Never mind that, as Fox pointed out, “there is no indication that any money was lost” in the alleged fraud.
“Despite this order,” Enogron said in court on Friday, “Last night I learned the offending post was never removed from a website. This is a blatant violation of the gag order. I made it clear [that] failure to comply will result in serious sanctions.”
According to NBC, Engoron claimed the post “remained on Trump’s 2024 campaign website for 17 days and was removed late Thursday night after the court emailed him.”
“Incendiary untruths can and have led to serious physical harm,” Engoron continued. “I will now allow the defendant to explain why this should not end up with serious sanctions or I could possibly imprison him.”
Trump implied in the tweet that Engoron’s clerk had inappropriate contact with New York Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Schumer rejected it, thus the case is closed as far as Engoron is concerned.
According to NBC, Trump had also accused Engoron of being a “far-left Democrat” in public speeches and campaign emails.
Stones and sticks.
Engoron is a Democrat who has “described himself as a free-speech absolutist” and aggressively protested the Vietnam War when he was younger, according to Fortune.
Engoron, I believe, is still a liberal, but his position on free speech is less firm these days. I’m curious where he stands on Israel.
Trump defense attorney Chris Kise responded to Engoron’s admonitions with, “Based on my understanding this was truly inadvertent,” according to NBC.
“The Truth Social post was taken down when the court asked,” Kise said. “Truth Social was taken down and Trump never made any more comments about court staff, but it appears no one took it down on the campaign website. It is unfortunate and I apologize on behalf of my client.”
The judge agreed to take the words of Trump’s counsel “under advisement.”
At the end of the day, he made it obvious that Trump is responsible for everything that happened throughout his campaign.
“But I want to be clear that Donald Trump is still responsible for the large machine, even if it’s a large machine,” Engoron said, according to PBS Newshour.
It cannot be overstated that Trump is not only the former President of the United States, but he is also running for president in 2024 and, by all accounts, is dominating the Republican primary.
The timing of Trump’s arrest for 91 felonies in four states is political. Even if he may have a loud mouth at times, weaponizing gag orders and threatening him with jail is absurd.
The totalitarian message from the left is clear: “If we can do this to Trump with impunity, we can do it to anyone.” This means we can do it for you. “Compliance or else.”
Meanwhile, everyone appears to be standing around, as if it were a Sunday hanging in the Old West.
What the left fails to see is that a sizable section of the audience recognizes this political lynching for what it is.
They will not forget.