(TheRedWire.com) – On Wednesday, former President Donald Trump argued following his day in court that the presiding judge, a Clinton appointee, was only ruling against him because of who had appointed him.
During the day of the civil trial proceedings to determine the amount that he would be required to pay to writer E. Jean Carroll after it was alleged that he had raped her, and had proceeded to defame her, Trump made headlines. At one point during the trial, U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan even threatened to have Trump removed from the courtroom and argued that the former President was being disruptive.
Following the proceedings Trump had gone on record, blasting Kaplan, who he had previously repeatedly criticized on social media. In a sarcastic remark on camera, Trump argued that Kaplan was a “nasty” judge and that he hated Trump. He added that this was obvious to everyone present in the court and that what had occurred had been disgraceful. He proceeded to say that Kaplan was a Clinton appointee and stated that he was certain this did not play any role in his actions.
Trump has also pointed out that the trial proceedings needed to have been delayed as he wanted to attend the funeral of his mother-in-law.
As such, his attorney had previously put through a request calling for a “one-week adjournment” of the trial so that Trump would have had the opportunity to travel with his family to attend the funeral of former first lady Melania Trump’s mother. He also pointed out that his legal team had previously informed the court, only three days after her death, that he would be attending the trial.
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