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Former President Trump criticized ongoing anti-Israel protests on college campuses and cities, comparing the protesters to J6 hostages and calling them agitators. He suggested that the government should treat them the same way as the protesters who breached the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Trump specifically pointed to the recent NYPD arrests at the Met Gala, where protesters burned an American flag and vandalized a World War I memorial. He condemned the actions of these agitators and urged authorities to address the issue.

The college protests were linked to far-left groups receiving support from dark money and liberal mega-donor George Soros. Organizations like the National Students for Justice in Palestine were involved in protests on campuses such as Columbia University, UCLA, Tufts, and the University of Texas at Austin. Trump emphasized that the problem lies with the left and urged action to address the issue before it escalates further. Meanwhile, former pornography actor Stormy Daniels testified in court about an alleged affair with Trump in 2006, which Trump has denied. The case involves allegations of falsifying business records related to hush money payments made to Daniels.

Legal experts criticized the inclusion of Daniels’ testimony in the trial, calling it unnecessary and prejudicial as it does not relate to the charges against Trump. The prosecution faced backlash for allegedly trying to introduce salacious details to punish Trump politically. Trump’s legal team moved for a mistrial, which was denied by the presiding judge. Trump took to Truth Social to criticize the prosecution, accusing them of going too far and calling the trial a “witch hunt” orchestrated by political opponents. He asserted that the case was a way to interfere in elections and target him unfairly.

After the day in court, Trump expressed confidence that the case against him was falling apart. He highlighted what he viewed as the illegality and unconstitutionality of the prosecution, attributing it to influence from donors like George Soros and collusion between the district attorney and the White House to target him politically. While Trump did not specifically mention Stormy Daniels in his post-court comments, he continued to denounce the trial as a politically motivated attack on him. The trial has been marked by contentious debates over the relevance of certain testimony and the motivations behind the prosecution’s actions.

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