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Trump claims London is ‘unrecognisable’ and has ‘opened its door to jihad’ in newest wild marketing campaign rally remarks

Donald Trump is again on the Manhattan Criminal Court for the resumption of his New York hush cash trial after utilizing Wednesday’s recess to hit the marketing campaign path within the battleground states of Wisconsin and Michigan at which he largely performed the hits, delivering the acquainted slew of insults, grievances, half-truths and apocalyptic forecasts.

Judge Juan Merchan is because of take into account 4 extra alleged violations of Mr Trump’s gag order at present after fining him $9,000 for 9 breaches on Tuesday and warning the defendant he might face “incarceratory punishment” if he persists in bad-mouthing key contributors.

This week the court docket has already heard key testimony from Gary Farro, the banker for former Trump fixer Michael Cohen, explaining how the $130,000 fee to Stormy Daniels to cowl up the alleged extramarital affair with Mr Trump was funded.

It has additionally heard from Keith Davidson, the ex-lawyer for Ms Daniels and Playboy mannequin Karen McDougal who negotiated the sale of their tales to ensure their silence, which grew to become pressing in October 2016 after the Access Hollywood tape was launched.

Mr Davidson will proceed giving proof on Thursday.

The Independent’s Alex Woodward is overlaying the trial at Manhattan Criminal Court.


Trump delivers each day hallway grievances

Per the court docket pool report:

Trump got here into the fifteenth ground hallway at 9:14

Jason Miller gave your poolers a 5-minute heads-up, which was useful and he ought to proceed doing.

Trump bragged about yesterday’s rallies in Michigan and Wisconsin. Said rates of interest wouldn’t go down earlier than the election. Talked about Inflation.

Said case might have been introduced 8 years in the past. “They have no case” he stated a number of occasions. Said decide is “conflicted.”

Commented on faculty campuses.

“I’m so proud of New York’s finest.” Praised police at Columbia and UCLA. Blamed “radical left lunatics.” “The right is not your problem,” he stated.

He’s sporting a vibrant gold toe together with his navy swimsuit. Stood subsequent to Todd Blanche in a wide-stance energy pose.

Did not reply questions on plans for Gaza, what a good election would appear like.

Oliver O’Connell2 May 2024 14:30


Court will get underway

Alex Woodward is reporting for The Independent from the courthouse:

Trump defence legal professionals Todd Blanche and Emil Bove are each sporting similar darkish navy fits and darkish ties. Trump has on a gold tie and Susan Necheles is sporting a gold high. Everyone’s coordinated at present.

Trump was leaning again in his chair together with his eyes closed moments earlier than the photograph pool bought to the defence desk. When they turned the nook in the direction of him he perked up and assumed his place — stern, leaning ahead, fingers folded in entrance of him.

Oliver O’Connell2 May 2024 14:28


Watch: Trump claims economic system ‘doing terribly’ and takes goal at campus protest ‘radical left’

Oliver O’Connell2 May 2024 14:23


VP examine: Potential Trump operating mate Vance entrapped on CNN as Noem continues to defend canine homicide

Neither JD Vance nor Kristi Noem precisely cowl themselves in glory right here however bravo to Kaitlan Collins for this deliciously dastardly lure, into which the Ohio senator blundered like a hapless bear.

Oliver O’Connell2 May 2024 14:18


Trump claimed a rally visitor’s enterprise did higher throughout his presidency… it opened in 2023

During his first rally yesterday in Wisconsin, Donald Trump invited Milwaukee enterprise proprietor Shana Gray on stage and talked about how her enterprise, a vegan cafe, did higher throughout his presidency.

The slight catch, as famous by Jeramey Jannene of Urban Milwaukeeis that her enterprise didn’t open till 2023 — two years into the Biden administration.

But that’s not the place the story ends…

Oliver O’Connell2 May 2024 14:14


New York hush cash trial: Read Alvin Bragg’s newest contempt movement towards Trump

You can see the Manhattan DA’s newest submitting on the 4 extra potential gag order violations Judge Merchan will take into account at present right here.

And you may see the proof his staff cites right here.

Joe Sommerlad2 May 2024 14:00


Trump receives $1.8bn value of Trump Media inventory in bonus

Our man simply landed an approximate $1.8bn inventory bonus from Trump Media & Technology, the mum or dad firm of Truth Social, offering a shiny silver lining to every week that might in any other case be crammed with hours of dreary court docket case proceedings.

Amelia Neath has extra on this cosy little windfall.

Joe Sommerlad2 May 2024 13:45


Trump marketing campaign gripes over fee’s refusal to vary debate dates to swimsuit ex-president

The Republican’s marketing campaign is complaining concerning the Commission on Presidential Debates’ “unacceptable” choice to stay to its schedule – fairly than altering its plans to swimsuit the whims of the previous commander-in-chief.

The comission has scheduled the primary debate for 16 September at Texas State University in San Marcos, with a vice presidential debate then slated for 25 September at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Another two presidential debates are scheduled to go forward the next month in Virginia and Utah.

The fee launched its schedule in late November, near a yr earlier than the 2024 election, and has rejected requests from the Trump marketing campaign to carry ahead debates to earlier within the yr.

Gustaf Kilander has extra.

Joe Sommerlad2 May 2024 13:15


Watch reside: Trump hush cash trial continues with second gag order ruling due

You can watch a livestream from Manhattan by way of the hyperlink beneath.

Joe Sommerlad2 May 2024 13:00


Trump vows to free WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich from Russian jail

The former president has been oddly reluctant to talk up for the imprisoned American reporter however was lastly compelled to deal with his scenario on this week’s large interview with Time journal, pledging to make sure Gershkovich’s launch from Vladimir Putin’s clutches if he’s elected.

Trump vows to free WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich from Russian jail

Former US President Donald Trump has promised he’ll free Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich from Russian jail. Mr Trump revealed in an interview with Time Magazine he’s not sure if President Joe Biden will have the ability to facilitate the discharge of Gershkovich, Fox News stories. He stated: “Here’s the difference between me and Biden: I’ll get him released.” Gershkovich was accused of espionage by Russian authorities and has been in custody for over one yr. US officers say the claims from Russian authorities are unfaithful, and the Kremlin has failed to offer any proof supporting their accusation.

Joe Sommerlad2 May 2024 12:45