Reuters Washington, Posted By: Vivek Kumar

Donald Trump says going to jail for violating gag order would be ‘great honor’

A gag order has been imposed on former US President Donald Trump by the judge who will hear his upcoming trial on charges stemming from a hush-money payment to a porn star.

In Short

  • Donald Trump reacts strongly to possible order in hush-money case
  • Says it would be ‘great honour’ to go to jail violating a gag order
  • Trump pleads not guilty to all charges and calls them politically motivated

Former US President Donald Trump said it would be “my great honour” to go to jail for violating a gag order imposed by the judge who will hear his upcoming trial on charges stemming from a hush-money payment to a porn star.

“If this Partisan Hack wants to put me in the ‘clink’ for speaking the open and obvious TRUTH, I will gladly become a Modern Day Nelson Mandela – It will be my GREAT HONOUR,” Trump posted on Saturday on his Truth Social platform.

Trump was referring to Justice Juan Merchan, who will preside over his trial in New York state court in Manhattan on criminal charges of covering up a $130,000 payment before the 2016 election to porn star Stormy Daniels to buy her silence about an alleged sexual encounter.

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