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Donald Trump angry at judge for Barron's graduation

Republican candidate Trump lashes out at Judge Juan Merchan

By Web Desk
April 16, 2024
Barron Trump becomes reason behind Donald Trumps anger. — AFP/File
Barron Trump becomes reason behind Donald Trump's anger. — AFP/File

In his New York hush-money case, former US president Donald Trump lashed out at the court, claiming that they had "prohibited" him from going to his son Barron Trump's high school graduation in May.

However, the judge hasn't made a decision on the matter yet, so he may still be able to go, according to Forbes.

After the 77-year-old asked that he skip the trial for Barron's graduation ceremony on May 17, he said on his social media platform Truth Social that he is “prohibited from attending” the graduation.  

Trump is accused of 34 felonies for allegedly fabricating business records over hush money payments to an adult film star Stormy Daniels.  

Trump's elder son Eric Trump also blasted out at the court, calling Judge Juan Merchan "truly heartless" in a post on X, former Twitter, for "not letting a father attend his son's graduation."

While Merchan did not immediately approve Trump's request, he did not deny it either, and said it was too early to rule on that request because his decision "depends on if we are on time and where we are in the trial."

Though his legal team stated Monday that Trump intends to be present for all trial hearings, Trump is compelled to attend his New York trial, which is anticipated to last six weeks. Failure to do so might result in an arrest warrant.