I’m still trying to absorb the absurdity of it all. A normal day – nothing great but nothing crappy. Normal aches and pains I live with every day. A smile here and there, being ticked off at some piece of news. And a bit of housekeeping. Took a bag of trash out to the dumpster and as is my habit left the TV on. To MSNBC at the time. When I got back into my apartment and looked at the screen I kid you not. I broke out in full on laughter!
There was a red banner across the bottom of the screen saying Trump has proposed an April 2026 trial date. (For the DC trial on Jan. 6 crimes) That wasn’t the funny part. The part that made me laugh. No, the funny part was the banner included the words:
Not A Typo
Better yet, it stayed there for a while! Any day where I can cut loose with a good ole belly laugh is a good day in my book and that made my day. Hours later I chuckled some more as I tuned into Chris Hayes for a while. When it came time for him to tease the upcoming segment he couldn’t maintain a straight face. Although not bursting out in raucous laughter he openly laughed and clearly struggled to maintain his composure.
Now we all know is what Trump wants is to have the charges dismissed outright. Failing that, we assumed he’d push for something after the election next year. So that once President again he could make the whole thing go away. No one expected judge Chutkan to let him get away with THAT, but while a hopeless ploy it wasn’t totally crazy. Unreasonable? Sure. Even spring of 2025 would have been a no-way request that would be fairly politely declined but I’d be willing to bet that’s what Trump’s lawyers suggested he go for – April 2025 which would give him time to settle back into the WH and decide whether pardons (including a self-pardon) would be the way to go or wholesale screwing with DOJ.
Trump took one look at their motion and got out his RED Sharpie and crossed out 2025 – and wrote 2026 in the bigliest letters he could fit on the page! His lawyers had to feel like they were about to suffer a massive humiliation when they faced the judge and tried to present this crap! Maybe, since we also got news that Trump has cancelled his Monday event, his Lindell style “Here’s actual real proof the election was stolen” live press conference they didn’t some dealing. A “We’ll make ourselves look like fools in front of the judge and the entire non RWNJ legal world in exchange for you not doing that even Monday. Trump is truly terrified of a trial and conviction before the primaries really get rolling, and such a deal might well have been a straw he’d grab on to.
Oh how I wish cameras, or at least audio would be in that courtroom on the 28th. Because since the popcorn laid in for Monday won’t be needed then it will be perfectly fine later in the month. Alas, we will be stuck with reporters running outside for brief stings on camera updating us on who’s saying what. Which sucks. Even freaking SCOTUS releases audio recordings of oral arguments hours after they’ve adjourned on a given day.
We all knew Trump would propose a ridiculously delayed date for his DC trial. And he did. I don’t think it’s at all crazy for him to think of that Michael Jackson song and have to be told by his lawyers that “the 12th of never” isn’t an actual calendar date they could put in a motion! Then duck from the flying ketchup bottles Trump probably keeps on his desk these days.