You know you’re in a bad place when news breaks about the upcoming trial against you, and you have to ask which trial. It’s even worse when 100% of that news is bad news for you. Just ask Donald Trump.
On Tuesday a New York judge found Donald Trump liable for fraud and issued a “financial death penalty” against him. On Wednesday Judge Tanya Chutkan rejected Trump’s request for a recusal. On Thursday Trump was forced to abandon his request to have his Fulton County trial moved to federal court after it became clear that the request had no chance of being granted. On Friday one of Trump’s Fulton County co-defendants Scott Hall flipped. And on Monday, the civil fraud trial will begin in order to determine the size of the financial penalties against Trump.
We’re now at a point where Trump takes a new legal blow just about every day – or at least every weekday. Most people look forward to the weekend because it means they don’t have to work. Trump presumably looks forward to the weekend because the courts aren’t in session.
What stands out the most is that every one of these developments is bad news for Trump. He’s not winning any of his motions. He’s not even buying himself any time by losing his motions. His feeble attempts at preventing his co-defendants from flipping on him are starting to fall apart. And at a time when Trump would be wise to start paying the legal fees of every one of his co-defendants at every level, he’s about to have his assets stripped from him.
Donald Trump can’t win. For some people that’s true in more of a generic sense. For Trump it’s literally true. He now wakes up each day and faces yet another crushing legal blow against him. Then he wakes up the next day and does it all over again. That’s his life now. He’s about to lose his shirt. Then he’ll lose his freedom. We’re now getting daily reminders that Donald Trump is finished in this lifetime.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report