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Several of Donald Trump’s allies are attending his trial in Manhattan to demonstrate their support for the former president as testimony is given about his alleged sexual encounter with an adult film actress and the hush money payment made to keep it quiet before the 2016 election. House Speaker Mike Johnson and other high-profile Republicans are joining Trump in court, attacking the prosecution’s star witness and showing loyalty to Trump in hopes of securing a potential administration position in the future.

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, Florida Rep. Byron Donalds, Florida Rep. Cory Mills, and former GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy are also attending the trial to support Trump. Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance and Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville were present on Monday and criticized Michael Cohen, the prosecution’s star witness, outside the courthouse.

New York Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird, Florida Sen. Rick Scott, and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have also appeared in court with Trump. More of Trump’s allies are expected to join him in court in the coming weeks as a show of support and to voice their opposition to the charges against Trump, asserting that the trial is unfair to the former president.

Despite facing a gag order that restricts him from publicly discussing the case, Trump’s allies have been vocal in their support for him. Mark Serrano, a former senior adviser to Trump’s 2020 campaign, believes that Trump’s allies feel compelled to speak out in support of him due to the gag order that has silenced the former president. Trump has been fined for violating the gag order, which prevents him from publicly discussing key witnesses in the case.

The presence of Trump’s allies in court is seen as an opportunity to gain airtime and show support for the former president in the highly publicized trial. Trump is facing multiple criminal cases and charges related to mishandling classified material and attempting to overturn the 2020 election results. Despite the legal challenges and restrictions placed on him, Trump’s allies continue to stand by him and express their loyalty publicly.

In conclusion, Donald Trump’s allies are gathering in court to support the former president as he faces a high-profile trial regarding alleged misconduct before the 2016 election. Their presence allows them to show their loyalty to Trump, criticize the prosecution’s case, and potentially position themselves for administration roles in the future. Despite the restrictions placed on Trump and his allies, they remain vocal in their support for the former president and continue to speak out against the charges brought against him.

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