He broke his silence.
A New York court imposed a fine of $5,000 For Donald TrumpThis is after the former president’s campaign website deleted the insulting social media post about one of the participants in the fraud proceedings, even though a judge had previously ordered the post to be deleted.
Arthur EngoronA Manhattan Supreme Court judge fined Trump on Friday and warned that he could face severe penalties or even prison time for “blatantly violating” a partial gag order in his $250 million lawsuit.
Engoron stated in his written ruling that Trump went beyond the “warning” stage, but has now decided to impose a fine because Trump’s lawyers say the post in question was published on the campaign page inadvertently.
But we must realize that future violations, whether intentional or unintentional, will result in more severe penalties, including possible imprisonment for Trump.
Engoron ordered a partial gag order earlier this month after Trump attacked one of the judge’s colleagues in a social media post.
Engoron ordered the post removed from Trump’s social media platform, Truth Social, and banned the former president and anyone else in the case from publicly commenting on the staff.