Trump responded to Jack Smith’s silence order by hysterically claiming it would prevent him from campaigning.
The former president posted on Truth Social:
Biden Accuser, Crazy Jack Smith, Has Asked the Court to Limit the 45th President and Leading Republican Candidate (by 50+ Points, and Beat the Democrats!) DONALD J. TRUMP’S, PUBLIC STATEMENTS. So I’m campaigning for president against an incompetent individual who has ARMED the DOJ and FBI to go after his political opponent, and I’m not allowed to COMMENT? They leak and lie and persecute, and they won’t let me speak? How else could I explain that Jack Smith is insane, or that Crooked Joe is INCOMPETENT?
Jack Smith did not ask for an order that would prevent Trump from discussing Joe Biden or the campaign. The order Smith requested is intended to prevent the former president from attacking prosecutors, the judge, the people of Washington DC and witnesses in his upcoming trial.
Smith believes Trump is trying to undermine the process and taint the jury, which is exactly what Donald Trump appears to be trying to do.
It won’t come as a shock to anyone, but Trump is lying.
If Smith is granted a gag order, it will take away Trump’s plan to avoid prison time by using his platform as a presidential candidate to undermine the trial and taint the jury pool.
Trump is collapsing because if he cannot make the trial political, his chances of not being convicted will decrease even further.