Judge May Bar Trump From Attending Barron’s Graduation

The utter hatred that the left holds for former President Donald Trump is difficult to watch. Leftist Judge Juan Merchan presided over jury selection in the former president’s criminal trial on Monday and made a startling announcement.

Trump’s legal team asked for the 45th president to be away on May 17 so he could travel to Florida and attend his son Barron’s high school graduation. This of course is a once-in-a-lifetime event that every parent anticipates and enjoys.

But Merchan balked at the request. “It really depends on if we are on time and where we are in the trial.”

This is an obvious courtesy that could easily be extended to a defendant in a non-violent and clearly politically motivated indictment. However, Merchan’s bias has already been demonstrated for all to see, as he would not do the decent thing for a man who proudly served his nation.

Jury selection is expected to last up to two weeks. Trump quite obviously was displeased at the animosity and lack of basic human decency shown by the court.

The presumptive Republican nominee told reporters gathered outside the court for the “hush money” trial: “As you know, my son is graduating from high school and it looks like the judge will not let me go to the graduation of my son, who has worked very, very hard.”

Trump noted the obvious fact that young Barron looked forward to having both his mother and father at his graduation.

The request made by the 45th president’s legal team is very reasonable. They only asked that court not be held on Friday, May 17, to enable Trump to be with his family in Florida for a momentous occasion.

The trial marks the first time in U.S. history that a president was subjected to criminal proceedings. His Democrat persecutors accused Trump of making “hush money” payments in 2016 to an adult actress — a charge he steadfastly denied.

The case is expected to last as long as eight weeks, and court will be in session every weekday except on Wednesdays.

Merchan also denied Trump’s request to attend a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court on his presidential immunity defense in yet another case brought by Democrats. The former president noted that the judge apparently believes “he’s superior, I guess, than the Supreme Court.”