Mary Trump mocks Donald Trump after judge threatens him with prison

Donald TrumpHis estranged niece mocked the former president in a social media post after his trial judge in the New York fraud case threatened him with prison on Friday.

Judge Arthur Engoron’s comments came as he rebuked Trump for violating a limited confidentiality agreement enacted at the start of the civil trial. Earlier this month, Trump shared a post on his Truth Social network from Instagram page.

The silence order was then issued, with Engoron citing the “untrue, derogatory and personally identifying post about my main trainee”.

The judge’s latest admonishment came after the court found that Trump’s repost, which was immediately removed from Truth Social after the gag order, was still on the former president’s website and had been for 17 days. The website was removed late Thursday night, but Engoron said the removal was only in response to an email from the court.

The ex-president’s niece, Mary Trumpa vocal critic of her uncle, shared a video of Trump’s reaction to Engoron’s threat to lock him up, saying, “Hey, look – he’s pouting even harder!” followed by a smiley face wearing sunglasses.

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Former President Donald Trump is seen in New York City on Wednesday, while New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron (pictured) is seen in New York City on Tuesday. Mary Trump, the ex-president’s estranged niece, mocked her uncle after Engoron threatened him with prison time on Friday.
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In a follow-up post, Mary Trump said: “I’m angry that Donald is allowed to continue to break one rule after another… Let’s lock this bastard up already. I have a plan.” However, she did not reveal her above plan.

On Friday, Engoron addressed his warning to Trump in a serious tone, telling him: “In the current overheated climate, inflammatory comments can, and in some cases have, led to serious physical harm and worse. “I will now allow the defendants to explain why.” This blatant violation of the gag order would not result in serious sanctions, including financial sanctions and/or possible incarceration.

One of Trump’s lawyers, Christopher Kise, immediately apologized and blamed the former president’s massive “campaign machine” for forgetting to take down the website. “There was no intention to evade, evade or ignore the order. I assure you. All I know is that it’s a very big machine and that’s one of the reasons why I honestly don’t have social media,” Kise said. “But that was removed. And we have no other…there have been no further contributions.”

Engoron replied: “I acknowledge this, but… Donald Trump is still in charge of the big machine.”

Trump risks losing $250 million if Engoron sides with prosecutors because that trial did not require a jury. The former president, his sons Eric and Don Jr., and Trump Organization executives are accused of this Trump’s net worth falsely inflated to receive more favorable loan conditions. Trump maintained his innocence and said there was “no crime.”

Newsweek contacted Donald Trump’s office via an online form on Friday seeking comment.