Trump has several criminal trials coming up with juries….
Donald Trump is NOT popular in New York City, a place he left for Florida….
He IS gonna have problems with the State case in NYC, which is supposed to start in a month…
The same will be the Federal case in Wash. D.C.
The ex-President IS about himself…..
He has tried to stare down jurors….
Said stupid things…..
THAT has cost him Millions already..
It probably will HURT him in criminal cases in NYC and DC also…..
In a jury-trial setting, everything is being judged, and everything matters.
Yet Trump had a series of outright temper tantrums in front of the Carroll jury. He muttered so loudly — “witch hunt,” “con job,” and other golden oldies — that the judge (who sits farther away from the parties than the jury does) could hear it and threatened to remove Trump from the courtroom. During his bizarre, truncated testimony, Trump added extraneous comments, which the judge promptly struck from the record. And the coup de grace: Trump stomped out of the courtroom, in full meltdown mode, as Carroll’s attorney delivered her closing argument.
Here’s a simple case study to assess the self-inflicted damage. Trump skipped out entirely on the first Carroll trial — an unambiguous sign of disrespect — and that jury found him liable for $4.7 million in compensatory damages (meant to pay back the plaintiff’s financial loss) plus $300,000 in punitive damages (meant to punish especially outrageous behavior by the defendant). Trump then showed up (and acted out) for the second trial. The result there: $83 million, including over $65 million in punitive damages. In other words, the second jury was about 200 times more offended by Trump’s conduct than the first jury was at his complete no-show….
Somebody had better straighten Trump out before his criminal trials start, or else he’ll face bigger problems than a whopper civil judgment. The jury deck is already stacked against him in D.C., Manhattan, and Fulton County, where he faces impending criminal trials; he received 5.4 percent, 12.3 percent, and 26.1 percent of the vote in those localities, respectively, in 2020. He’s going to have minimal cushion from those juries even in the best circumstances. He can’t afford to act like a clown in front of them and expect a favorable verdict.
I don’t envy the lawyer who draws the task of enforcing discipline on Trump. He has done everything his way for nearly eight decades, and it’s made him rich and resulted in his presidency. He shows no signs of mellowing now; if anything, Trump’s rage and defiance have intensified with time. Lawyers sometimes talk about clients who are difficult to manage. Trump needs a new category all his own.
Maybe it would be best to phrase it to him as a pure matter of self-interest: “Look, Mr. President. You just got whacked with a couple massive civil verdicts. I know you think those cases were unfair, and let’s say they were. It sucks, but you’ll be okay; you can cut the checks, maybe sell a property or two. You’ll be fine. But these criminal cases are, to paraphrase Jon Hamm’s character from The Town, not-fucking-around time. If you lose one of these trials, you might go to prison. Real, actual prison. Yeah, you’ll have your appeals, and who knows what other potential offramps, but still: prison. So let’s pull it together. Even if you have to pretend to show respect, do it for your own good.
Your future is at stake.”
Think he’d listen? I don’t either….
A LOT of people are hoping Trump doesn’t listen and sinks HIMSELF….