Donald Trump speaks to the media after leaving the courtroom in Manhattan, New York, April 26, 2024 (Dave Sanders)

EA on Monocle Radio: The Trump Trial So Far

I joined GB News on Sunday to review the first criminal trial of Donald Trump as it enters its fourth week in New York.

Trump is facing 34 counts of falsifying business accounts to cover up his $130,000 payoff to porn star Stormy Daniels — over their sexual encounters a decade earlier — weeks before the 2016 Presidential vote.

I examine how Trump is angry and frustrated, as he is unable to campaign — let alone push his disinformation, lies, and invective — while he is in the courtroom. I note the $9,000 contempt of court fine for his violation of Judge Juan Merchan’s gag order, and I consider the tactics of both the prosecution and the defense.

Trump doesn’t do procedure. He doesn’t do evidence. He doesn’t do legal process.

He does speeches. He does loud and “bigly” — and he can’t do that as the trial enters its fourth week and then a second month.