Trump Says He Would Be ‘Proud’ To Go To Jail Over Gag Order

After the third week of his hush money trial came to an end, former President Donald Trump told reporters that he does not mind going to jail. According to him, he would “be very proud to go to jail for our Constitution.”

Trump made the remarks as he criticized people involved in his case in which he has been slammed with a gag order barring him from making public statements against certain people involved in the case such as witnesses, court officials and the judge’s family members.

“If anything’s mentioned against certain people, and you know who they are, certain people, anything’s even mentioned, he wants to put me in jail. That could happen one day and I’d be very proud to go to jail for our Constitution,” Trump said of Judge Juan Merchan’s gag order.

“What he’s doing is so unconstitutional. There’s never been anything like it,” he added.

Trump also blasted Merchan’s decision to tell prosecutors to tell Mihael Cohen, a witness for the prosecution, not to make statements about Trump or the case instead of issuing him a gag order too as he defense requested.

“There is no gag order to Michael Cohen. What the judge did was amazing. Actually, it was amazing. Everybody can say … whatever they want, but I’m not allowed to say anything about anybody. It’s a disgrace. And you see it, the media sees it and it’s really very sad. If you look at the legal experts and the legal scholars, every one of them say this trial is a scam,” Trump stated.

As usual, he blasted the entire case against him, suggesting that it be thrown out.

Calling the happenings inside the Manhattan courtroom a symbol of “a very dark day for New York City, New York State, and it’s a very dark day for our nation,” the former president said, “But the good news is that people understand that our poll numbers are the highest they’ve ever been. It’s ridiculous that I’m not going to be out campaigning for another week … He should throw this case out. This case should go no further.”

Earlier on Monday, Merchan fined Trump $1,000 for an alleged gag order violation having already fined him $9,000 for multiple violations last week.

The judge also warned that “future violations of its lawful orders will be punishable by incarceration” “if appropriate and warranted.”