Trump Furious After Judge Assigns ‘Unfair’ Date for Court Showdown with Bragg – Election Implications Will Be Massive

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As other presidential candidates will be preparing for the April round of primaries next year, former President Donald Trump will be in court for his New York City trial on charges of falsifying business records in 2016.

The date of March 25 was set Tuesday during a hearing in which Trump appeared by video from his Florida home. When the date was set, Trump shook his head but made no comment to the court, according to The Washington Post.

Although a dash for relevance has led many states to move their presidential primaries as early into 2024 as possible, April features heavyweight states, such as Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, according to the National Council of State Legislatures.

The timing of the trial also means that as other Republican presidential candidates focus on flying back and forth across the country for elections held on three Tuesdays in March — March 5, March 12, and March 19 — Trump will be focused on his trial.

Trump faces a 34-count indictment related to payments made in the 2016 election that the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, led by District Attorney Alvin Bragg, claims were recorded on the books of the Trump Organization in such a way as to conceal them during the campaign.

The former president was not pleased.

“Just had New York County Supreme Court hearing where I believe my First Amendment Rights, ‘Freedom of Speech,’ have been violated, and they forced upon us a trial date of March 25th, right in the middle of Primary season,” Trump posted on his Truth Social platform.

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