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Donald Trump Slips Up, Accidentally Insults Aileen Cannon | Opinion

By Bo Beard | May 28, 2024

Historical trial

Donald Trump, during his trial for hush money charges, mistakenly insulted Judge Aileen Cannon while targeting Judge Juan Merchan. 
 

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Trump, expected to be the 2024 Republican presidential nominee, faces historical trial as the first ex-U.S. president under criminal scrutiny. 
 

The allegations

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The allegations involve modifying records linked to hush money paid to Stormy Daniels by his ex-lawyer, Michael Cohen, during the 2016 campaign. Trump denies the affair with Daniels and pleads not guilty, labeling the case politically motivated amid investigations by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.