Trump Alleges Campaign 'Railroaded' by Biden Administration Following Gag Order
In a recent development, Donald Trump, the former President of the United States, has been issued a partial gag order by Judge Tanya Chutkan. This order, dated Monday, October 16, restricts Trump from "publicly targeting" Department of Justice Special Counsel Jack Smith and other individuals linked to his impending federal trial concerning the events of January 6.
The day after the gag order was issued, Trump voiced his concerns, suggesting that the Biden administration was deliberately trying to suppress his campaign with this court directive. Speaking to reporters outside a New York courtroom on Tuesday, October 17, Trump expressed, "This is a rigged situation. And our country can’t stand these things. And the people of our country understand that." He further added, "We’re being railroaded ... You saw yesterday where they take away my right to speak, I won’t be able to speak like I’m speaking to you."
Trump, who has been a vocal critic of the Biden administration, corrected himself by emphasizing that he was only speaking the truth. He expressed his discontent with the judge's decision, stating, "I won’t be able to do this with that trial. Because the judge, which of course, we’re appealing, because the judge said basically I don’t have a right to speak. And I’m the number one candidate leading the Republicans by 55 or 60 points. That should be over."
The former President has consistently alleged that his numerous legal challenges stem from the Biden administration's actions. He concluded by saying, "That’s all coming out of the Department of Justice. It’s all set up by Biden and his thugs that he’s surrounded with, to try and sneak out an election victory that he’s not entitled to win because he’s been the worst president in the history of our country."
Judge Chutkan's decision to issue the gag order was based on her belief that "First Amendment protections yield to the administration of justice and to the protection of witnesses. His presidential candidacy does not give him carte blanche to vilify … public servants who are simply doing their job."
Trump, who is currently facing 91 felony counts across four indictments, has been vocal about his disagreement with the gag order. At an Iowa rally, he questioned the audience, "You know what a gag order is?" He went on to explain that it means "You can’t speak badly about your opponent." He believes that these actions are a result of Biden's declining popularity in the polls. Trump passionately stated, "But what they don’t understand is that I am willing to go to jail if that’s what it takes for our country to win and become a democracy again."