For all the doomsday hysteria, Donald Trump is likely to have two criminal trials in the next two months

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Over the past several days I’ve been getting more and more messages from alarmed readers, asking if it’s true that Donald Trump’s criminal trials are being pushed past the 2024 election. The answer is very simple: no, it’s not true. What is alarming is that even as we get closer to the start of Trump’s criminal trials, the media seems to be bending over further backward than ever to create the false perception that the opposite is happening.

For instance, Donald Trump’s Washington DC criminal trial (Jack Smith / Judge Chutkan) was originally set for March of 2024. The Court of Appeals is set to rule against Trump any day on presidential immunity, and then the Supreme Court might take a week or two to decide that it doesn’t want anything to do with the case, and then the trial will be all set to start. If it doesn’t happen in March, we might be looking at April.

And that’s fine. Trump’s New York criminal trial (Alvin Bragg) has also long been tentatively set for March of 2024. There has been an expectation that it would slide back to April if necessary so that Jack Smith could go first in March. But if the Jack Smith trial slides back to April, then we’ll likely see the Alvin Bragg trial in March.

Keep in mind that the current month is February. As things now stand, it looks like Donald Trump will go on one criminal trial next month, and another criminal trial the month after that. That’s two Trump criminal trials in the next two months. And that’s before getting to Trump’s Fulton County trial, which will probably end up happening in the summer/fall.

So how does this add up to all of Trump’s criminal trials getting pushed past the election? It doesn’t. That’s not a prediction that someone should even be able to make with a straight face. There’s just no basis for suggesting such a thing, unless you’re trying to scare and outrage audiences into staying glued to their screens.

And yet, now that we’re in a position where Donald Trump is about to go on criminal trial twice in the next two months, the media is increasingly trying to sell the idea that they’ll somehow never happen. All I can do is suggest that you stop listening to the kind of people who push this kind of nonsense. It’s not just a bad take. It’s an attempt by the media at obscuring the facts in order to deliver an intentionally bad take – and that’s never okay.

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