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Donald Trump and his team are not barred from talking publicly about his case, but Judge Juan Merchan warned during the arraignment Tuesday that he could hand down a gag order against the ex-president if he makes social media posts inciting violence.
A gag order would prevent Trump and his legal team from discussing the case publicly, which would extend to the defendant’s favorite form of communicating with his base – social media.
After Trump turned himself in for arrest on Tuesday morning in Manhattan, Judge Merchan said during the arraignment that he would need to return to his former hometown for the next in-person hearing on December 4.
The next court date is eight months from the arraignment and roughly two months before the official start of the 2024 Republican presidential primary calendar.
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After leaving the arraignment on Tuesday, Trump is leaving New York and heading back to his estate at Mar-a-Lago, where he will deliver remarks in Palm Beach, Florida at 8:15 p.m.
In the weeks leading up to the indictment and the days following it, Trump took to his Truth Social platform to make a myriad of posts railing against Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Judge Merchan, and the grand jury.