Trump heads back to West Palm after pleading NOT GUILTY in arraignment, appears to dodge gag order

by Summer Lane

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President Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty after appearing in court before a judge overseeing the Manhattan district attorney’s office’s move to bring charges against the 45th president, Fox News reported.

Via RSBN, Trump appeared on Tuesday for his scheduled arraignment in New York. He left Trump Tower in the early afternoon and gave onlookers a solemn fist pump as he departed for the courthouse with his closest advisors and his Secret Service security detail.

Via Fox News, Trump is facing 34 counts of felony charges related to allegations of “falsifying” business records. He appeared before State Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan.

As previously reported by RSBN, Trump slammed Merchan for potential bias in a Truth Social statement over the weekend, calling him “HIGHLY PARTISAN” and drawing attention to his daughter’s alleged campaign work for Kamala Harris.

Merchan’s daughter, Loren Merchan, reportedly worked as the “Director of Digital Persuasion” on Kamala Harris’s presidential campaign.

Another Fox News report noted that President Donald Trump ignored reporters when he entered the courtroom at the Manhattan Criminal Court. He was seen for only a few moments before he appeared before the judge, where he entered his “not guilty” plea.

Via Citizen Free Press on Twitter, MSNBC reported that Judge Merchan is allegedly “concerned” about President Trump’s rhetoric surrounding the case. The outlet obtained audio from the courtroom, whereby emails, speeches, and social media posts from the president were presented as potentially “concerning.”

Interestingly, Trump’s arraignment today coincides with a 9th circuit judge reportedly awarding the president a six-figure payout from adult film actress Stormy Daniels, on which a large part of the Manhattan case reportedly rests.

Per Donald Trump Jr.:

“BREAKING!!! the 9th Circuit just awarded Trump $121,962.56 in attorney fees from Stormy Daniels. Order just released. This in addition to the roughly $500k she already owes him. LOL glad she’s out there saying her T-shirt sales are booming she’ll be able to afford to pay Trump!”

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