'Child has more self-restraint': Donald Trump mocked as he risks gag order violation with new rant against prosecutor who argued the case

'Child has more self-restraint': Donald Trump mocked as he risks gag order violation with new rant against prosecutor who argued the case
Donald Trump speaks out against prosecutor Matthew Colangelo on May 21, 2024 (Department of Justice, Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Former President Donald Trump attacked the lead prosecutor of Manhattan District Attorney in the NY v Trump case, Matthew Colangelo, without specifically taking his name in front of the media, on Tuesday, May 21.

According to Fox News, this brought Trump dangerously close to violating his gag order, which prevented him from publicly speaking about witnesses or making remarks about court staff, DA staff, or family members of staff.

Colangelo, a former official in the Department of Justice, was referred to by Trump as a "representative" of the Biden administration who was trying to sabotage his 2024 presidential campaign.

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Matthew Colangelo worked at the DoJ under the Biden administration before joining the DA's office (Department of Justice)

Donald Trump's attack on Matthew Colangelo

"Let me just tell you that the White House, they're the one trying this case. You heard who was doing all the talking: a representative from the White House, just recently," Trump told reporters, taking a dig at Colangelo who reportedly joined the DA's office just months before the indictment of the presumptive GOP nominee.

"This is all about Biden, he can't campaign," he continued. "So, he's trying to injure his opponent. They're trying to hurt the opponent because they can't win it fair and square. It's lawfare. There are a lot of terms for it. It's a third-world-country way of campaigning. Such a disgrace, so sad to see what's happened to our country. Our country is going to hell under Biden."

"Look at the person. Why don't you look at the person that argued their case for almost the entire case? Look at the person. Where did he come from? Unbelievable. He came from Biden," he added.

Donald Trump's take on his gag order

Trump had stated earlier in the day that he would risk violating his gag order to "defend our Constitution." This comes after he has already been fined $10,000 for not following the order 10 times over social media and his campaign's website.

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Donald Trump risked violating his gag order on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 (Getty Images)

Presiding Judge Juan Merchan, who initially placed the order on Trump, has since threatened him with jail time, noting that he was legally bound to limit the fines to $1,000 for each count of violation.

In response, Trump stated at the time, "I have to watch every word I tell you people. You ask me a question, a simple question I'd like to give it, but I can't talk about it because this judge has given me a gag order and (says) you'll go to jail if you violate it. And frankly, you know what? Our Constitution is much more important than jail. It's not even close. I'll do that sacrifice any day."

Internet slams Donald Trump for not keeping shut

"Honestly, it's wild how he just can't seem to keep quiet. Like, you'd think he'd know better by now, but nope," a user wrote on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter) in response to the news.


"Trump needs to learn when to talk and when to be silent. He also needs better judgment in selecting people for important positions. Nobody is perfect. But good judgment is important. Focus on election fraud by democrats, crime, open borders, bad biden policies," opinionated another.


"Just put him in jail ahead of the sentencing. Let's save everyone some time and get this orange ball rolling," stated a reader commenting on the Fox News website.

"No one is concerned that a man who wants to president can’t follow simple rules and legal stipulations?" inquired another.

"I'm glad every criminal doesn't get out of court and starts crying like Trump. Or else we'd need another constitution," expressed a third.

Another added, "Once again Trump violates the court’s clear rules and instructions. He cannot help himself! A child has more self-restraint. Any other defendant would be in jail for contempt. Trump is only getting treated differently because he’s a former president and he’s rich."

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