Donald Trump Jr. shared a link that broadcast a photo of New York Judge Juan Merchan’s daughter on social media on Tuesday as his father was admonished for his online rants amid the legal maneuvers against him.
Around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Donald Trump Jr. shared a Breitbart article featuring a picture of Merchan with his daughter, Loren, and alleging that she worked on the Biden-Harris presidential campaign.
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Loren Merchan was listed as a Democrat on a 2020 honors list by Campaigns & Elections, which detailed her work as a president and partner with Authentic Campaigns, a digital agency geared toward progressive political campaigns.
In addition to the Biden-Harris camp and Kamala Harris for the People, Authentic lists Cory Booker and Hakeem Jeffries as previous clients.
Two hours after his son’s post online, his father appeared before Judge Merchan to plead not guilty to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records stemming from hush-money payments to “three individuals” during his 2016 White House campaign.
During the lengthy proceedings, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office accused Trump of “threatening our city, our justice system, our courts and our office” with his own online diatribes.
But while Judge Merchan reportedly admonished Donald Trump’s blustering posts, he declined to issue a gag order that would prevent the real estate mogul and his lawyers from talking about the case publicly.
In his first post-arraignment remarks at Mar-a-Lago last night, however, Trump directly called out Merchan and his family as “Trump-hating.”
He also blasted Bragg’s investigation into his payments to attorney Michael Cohen as a “witch hunt,” and vowed that his only crime has been to “fearlessly defend our nation from those who seek to destroy it.”