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Donald Trump Says He Would “Gladly” Go to Jail for Free Speech Rights But Obeys Gag Order

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Donald Trump said he would “gladly” go to jail to protect his freedom of speech – but it seems far from crossing the red line set by a New York judge.

Trump is subject to limited silence in the so-called “secret money” criminal case in New York, which prevents him from talking about people involved in the case, including witnesses, jurors, and the prosecutor, in addition to the judge.

The letters are scathing and personal, directed at presiding judge Juan Merchan, Judge Arthur Engoron of the civil fraud case against Trump and his companies, as well as federal Judge Lewis Kaplan, who presided over a civil defamation lawsuit against Trump — but did not attack witnesses or other court personnel.

“If this partisan hack wants to put me in the ‘clink’ for speaking the public and obvious TRUTH, I will happily become a modern-day Nelson Mandela – that would be my GREATEST HONOR,” Trump wrote in his message.

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Biden-Harris 2024  Black media director Jasmine Harris on Saturday afternoon cited Trump’s comparison to the legendary South African human rights leader.

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“Over a week: 4,444, that’s Donald Trump for you,” Harris said in a statement.

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Those messages came hours before a Saturday night fundraiser in which Trump’s campaign hopes to pocket nearly $50 million at a  Palm Beach rally at the home of hedge fund guru John Paulson.

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The former president has long trailed President Joe Biden in fundraising as both men seek another term in the White House.

At the invitation of USA TODAY,  attendees included ultra-wealthy executives such as Palm Beach County sugar baron Jose “Pepe” Fanjul as well as Palm Beach resident and former Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.

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The entry price on the invitation is $250,000, with a maximum contribution of $814,600, according to the Washington Post, which entitles you to a seat at Trump’s table.

On Saturday, President Joe Biden’s campaign announced that it raised more than $187 million in the first quarter of 2024, including more than $90 million last month alone.

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“This historic fundraising drive continues to break local monthly fundraising records in the first three months of 2024—a sign of enthusiasm, strength, and resources,” campaign officials said.

The historic strength of the Biden-Harris team as the general election approaches. “This first-quarter increase is nearly double the unprecedented $97 million of the fourth quarter of 2023.

”He added: “As Trump approaches billionaires tonight to raise money, the Biden-Harris team’s first quarter results are driven by the strength of our popular support, which continues to increase month by month.” 

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