Trump Slams Judge’s Daughter In Fiery Rant

The judge in Donald Trump’s hush money case on Monday barred the former president from making further public statements about the judge’s family after Trump ignored the March 26 gag order limiting what he could say about the case, CBS News reported.

Prosecutors from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office had asked Judge Juan Merchan to expand on the gag order to make it clear “that the court’s family is off-limits.”

Despite the gag order, Trump continued to attack Judge Merchan’s daughter on social media, even promoting a debunked claim by a pro-Trump conspiracy theorist.

In his decision on Monday, Judge Merchan determined that Trump’s comments about his daughter would “interfere with the fair administration of justice” and constituted “a direct attack on the Rule of Law itself.”

Merchan wrote that even a casual observer of the case would conclude that even those tangentially involved in the case “should worry not only for themselves but their loved ones.”

In a statement to CBS News, Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung declared that the judge’s gag order “unconstitutional” and claimed that it prevented the former president “from engaging in core political speech.”

Cheung alleged that by imposing a gag order on Trump, the judge was also violating the “civil rights of over 100 million Americans” who support Trump and “have a First Amendment right” to listen to Trump’s speech.

The gag order prevents Trump from commenting on possible witnesses or jurors, as well as court staff, attorneys from the District Attorney’s Office, and the family members of the court or prosecutors. The gag order does not prevent Trump from attacking District Attorney Alvin Bragg or Judge Merchan.

However, Trump has set his sights on Judge Merchan’s daughter, who works for a Democrat consulting firm. He even linked to a debunked article from pro-Trump conspiracy theorist Laura Loomer claiming that the judge’s daughter’s X account featured a profile picture of Trump behind bars.

Loomer’s claim was debunked last week and a court spokesman confirmed that the account in question no longer belonged to the judge’s daughter.