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Being Jailed Over Violating Gag Order Would Be ‘Great Honor’- Trump

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Former President Donald Trump, known for his vocal commentary on social media, has once again stirred controversy with his remarks regarding his ongoing legal battles.

In a statement on Truth Social, Trump expressed his willingness to face jail time, asserting it would be his “great honor” to do so for allegedly violating a gag order in his hush money trial.

Drawing a parallel with Nelson Mandela, Trump likened himself to the iconic figure, signaling defiance against what he perceives as unjust restrictions on his freedom of speech.

“I would gladly become a Modern Day Nelson Mandela by spending time ‘in the ‘clink’ for speaking the open and obvious TRUTH,” Trump declared on Truth Social, doubling down on his stance against the gag order imposed by Judge Juan Merchan.

Trump’s criticism extended beyond Merchan, targeting other judicial figures involved in his legal proceedings, including Judges Arthur Engoron and Lewis Kaplan, whom he branded as “total l3natic” and “crazed bully,” respectively.

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Merchan recently expanded the gag order to encompass comments critical of the judge and his family, following Trump’s claims of bias due to Merchan’s daughter’s alleged political affiliations.

Legal experts speculate that Trump may face substantial fines for any violation of the gag order, with potential repercussions ranging from additional charges to further fines or even jail time.

This isn’t the first time Trump has compared himself to Mandela, having previously expressed a willingness to endure imprisonment for what he perceives as the greater good.

Trump’s legal woes stem from allegations surrounding payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels to silence her about an alleged affair. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg sought the gag order against the former president, citing concerns over inflammatory rhetoric. Despite Trump’s defiance, jury selection for his trial is scheduled to commence on April 15.

Trump’s rhetoric underscores his steadfast refusal to be silenced, positioning himself as a dissident against what he views as biased judicial proceedings and encroachments on his freedom of expression.

As the legal battle unfolds, hiswillingness to face potential consequences for his outspokenness remains a focal point in the ongoing saga surrounding the former president.

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Emmanuel Ochayi is a journalist. He is a graduate of the University of Lagos, School of first choice and the nations pride. Emmanuel is keen on exploring writing angles in different areas, including Business, climate change, politics, Education, and others.


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