Will Trump Be Allowed To Attend Barron’s Graduation?

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(FixThisNation.com) – Judge Juan Merchan who is presiding over the NY v. Trump trial in Manhattan, has granted former President Trump permission to attend his son, Barron Trump’s, high school graduation in Florida this month. 

Merchan noted the May 17 date wouldn’t interfere with the trial, saying he didn’t foresee Trump attending as a “problem.”

His statement follows weeks of the former President advocating for a chance to be present at his son’s graduation.

Earlier in April, Trump expressed concern that he may be denied permission to leave Manhattan for his son’s graduation.

When the trial kicked off, Trump, extolling his son’s achievements as a “great student,” explained that Barron had been looking forward to the event for years and dreamed about both his parents being in attendance. However, he noted that the trial could dash those dreams given that his son attends a private high school in Florida and the trial is being held in Manhattan.

It’s still unclear whether the Judge will pause trial proceedings on Friday, May 17, or if the President will be absent from the courtroom.

Currently, Trump is in court on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. 

The former President has made his presence a signature of the court case, which has already heard from several prominent witnesses and is in its tenth day.

So far, the court has heard testimony from Trump’s former executive assistant and senior vice president of the Trump Organization in addition to the former managing director at First Republic Bank, Gary Farro.  

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