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As trials persist, Trump will become increasingly unhinged

Apr 22

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On Monday, April 22, former President Donald Trump is scheduled to appear in a New York court for the start of opening statements in his hush money criminal trial. Trump faces 34 felony charges of falsifying business records related to an alleged scheme aimed at suppressing negative information prior to the 2016 election. Despite this legal battle, a recent poll indicates that Trump holds a two-percentage-point lead over President Joe Biden. However, Biden might narrow the gap as the 2024 White House race intensifies.

Straight Arrow News contributor David Pakman suggests that this trend may persist, especially as more voices within the Republican Party concede that Trump may be guilty of multiple crimes.

For example, in the first day of the New York trial, Trump reportedly fell asleep with his mouth open. Maggie Haberman from The New York Times reported this. It isn’t super common that in such a tense, high stakes situation, in which Trump is quite literally fighting for his freedom, in that any prison sentence could be a life sentence for him, it is an unusual thing to be able to be so relaxed that you fall asleep. Now, could it be a medical issue? I don’t know. Could it be that Trump is so confident in his innocence and in his defense lawyers that he’s just not worried and that’s why he dozed off? It’s certainly possible. Is it an indication of sociopathy, as some have suggested, that he is just so disconnected from [sic] they just can’t touch me, I’m just Teflon, they can’t, I’m too smart for everybody here, they’re not going to get me, that he’s able to fall asleep?

I don’t know the answer. But it is a bizarre situation that Trump was even able to fall asleep in a fully lit court of law at which his freedom is at stake. So we’re going to follow all of these criminal trials very closely. I anticipate that Trump will be increasingly unhinged if and when the potential reality of his imprisonment for life is sinking in.

Donald Trump’s criminal trials have started and there are political implications, legal implications, Freedom implications, and so much more. This is Donald Trump’s first of four criminal trials. It started in New York. This is what some refer to as the hush money case, but would probably more accurate accurately be referred to as the election interference case. And here’s the important thing to understand. If stormy Daniels had not accepted the hush money, we likely would have learned that Trump was trying to pay her off before the 2016 election. It may have prevented Trump from even becoming president to begin with. And we would now have Roe v. Wade. I mean, the end the leap, there is no trump no three Supreme Court justices who eventually overturn Roe v. Wade. So the implications are significant. And in polling, most Americans believe that the charges are serious. Now, one of the realities that’s already taking place is that Trump is having scheduling conflicts between this criminal trial and other things. For example, Donald Trump wants to be able to skip the criminal trial in New York in order to attend hearings at the Supreme Court on presidential immunity as they relate to a different presidential criminal trial that he is facing. His lawyer has said that this denies him due process. The reality is that it does not due process does not include being excused from criminal trials to go sit in the audience during supreme court hearings related to a matter that will affect a potential case of yours. Nobody’s denying that another one of Trumps criminal trials will be affected by the argument of presidential immunity. But it is not a denial of due process for Trump to not be excused from his criminal trial in order to attend that. So that’s one issue that’s going on. Trump also saying that the judge turned down his request to go to his son’s high school graduation in May. That is not what the judge did. The judge simply said, it’s too early to rule on that. I’m not ruling on that right now. And when a judge says I am not ruling on that you have not been turned down, the judge said he would rule on it closer to May 17, which is when barren graduate. So that’s also going on. Secondly, or maybe Thirdly, we are starting to see soft polling for Donald Trump. Now it is way too early to say that this is because of the criminal trials starting. But for whatever confluence of explanations, Joe Biden’s strong ish State of the Union, the fact that the economy continues to remain solid, it’s maybe not a perfect economy. I don’t know that it ever is. But it is relatively solid. And the fact that Trump is cognitively glitching on a regular basis and forgetting where he is, what he’s doing, who what’s what, what up is down and all of it, there seems to be a confluence of factors, where Trump was mostly winning almost all national polls about two months ago, not by a lot, but by 1234 points against Joe Biden. It is now the case that Joe Biden is tied or leading in at least half of the polls. So it is quite literally a toss up election. The other aspect of the polling that I think is important to remember is that we may not see the impact of Trump as a criminal defendant right away. Because there are lots of folks who publicly want to be seen as standing by their guy. They’re still part of the team. They’re saying the right things and doing the right things. But they are starting to question it. And I’m hearing from email, but a via email from some of them. And we’re starting to hear more of these voices in the media who were saying, you know, when he threatened democracy, it really was too much. There’s a Republicans against Trump group that is highlighting a lot of these individuals. And I’m going to be interviewing some of them upcoming. So my instinct is that much like with the improving economy, there was a bit of a delay a lag time before we saw it represented in the polling, I think that there will be a lag time as well with the effect of Trump being a defendant in his criminal trial. And lastly, there’s some really weird stuff going on at these trials. For example, in the first day of the New York trial, Trump reportedly reportedly fell asleep with his mouth open. Maggie Haberman, from the New York Times reported this. It isn’t super common. That in such a tense, high stakes situation in which Trump is quite literally fighting for his freedom, in that any prison sentence could be a life sentence for him. It is an unusual thing to be able to be so relaxed that you fall asleep. Now, could it be a medical issue? I don’t know. Could it be that Trump is so confident in his innocence and in his defense lawyers, that he’s just not worried and that’s why He dozed off. It’s certainly possible. Is it an indicative indication of sociopathy as some have suggested that he is just so disconnected from they just can’t touch me? I’m just Teflon. They can too smart for everybody here. They’re not going to get me that he’s able to fall asleep. I don’t know the answer. But it is a bizarre situation that Trump was even able to fall asleep in a fully lit court of law at which his freedom is at stake. So we’re going to fall All of these criminal trials very closely I anticipate that Trump will be increasingly unhinged if and when the potential reality of his imprisonment for life is sinking in but I want to hear your thoughts what do you expect what do you expect Trump voters to do as a result of this

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