Trump Wants His Trial Televised. Here’s Why That Cannot Happen.

Under no circumstances should that be on TV.

Lauren Elizabeth
3 min readNov 13, 2023
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Trump has had his share of legal troubles, hasn’t he?

As if the man’s entire career hasn’t been riddled with them, Trump faces four indictments in charges ranging from business fraud to his attempts to overturn the 2020 election. He certainly hasn’t shied away from it, knowing all too well that his base of rabid supporters are going to eat it up. In fact, the former President is attempting to take it one step further, and is calling for his trial to be televised.

Alanna Durkin Richer with AP writes:

“Donald Trump is pushing for his federal election interference trial in Washington to be televised, joining media outlets that say the American public should be able to watch the historic case unfold.

Federal court rules prohibit broadcasting proceedings, but The Associated Press and other news organizations say the unprecedented case of a former president standing trial on accusations that he tried to subvert the will of voters warrants making an exception.

The Justice Department is opposing the effort, arguing that the judge overseeing the case does not have the authority to ignore the long-standing nationwide policy against cameras in…



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