A New York federal judge threatened to kick former President Trump out of his courtroom for being “disruptive” on Wednesday,
During a trial proceeding to determine how much Trump owes writer E. Jean Carroll for defaming her after she alleged he raped her.
Carroll, 79, alleged that Trump raped her at the Bergdorf Goodman department store across the street from Trump Tower in Manhattan sometime in 1996.
“Mr. Trump has the right to be present here. That right can be forfeited and it can be forfeited if he is disruptive, which what has been reported to me consists of. And if he disregards court orders, Mr. Trump, I hope I don’t have to consider excluding you from the trial,” U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan said Wednesday, according to CNN.
“I understand you’re probably eager for me to do that,” the judge continued.
“I know you would,” Kaplan said back. “You just can’t control yourself in this circumstance, apparently.”
“You can’t either,” Trump muttered, according to the Associated Press.
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