To the Editor: Re “Trump Charged With 34 Felonies” (front page, April 5): After Judge Juan M. Merchan warned at Donald Trump’s arraignment that all parties must refrain from making statements about the case with the potential to incite violence and civil unrest, what does the former president who can’t keep his mouth shut do during his speech a few hours later?
He says hateful things about Judge Merchan and his family, and vilifies District Attorney Alvin Bragg, District Attorney Fani Willis in Georgia and the special counsel, Jack Smith.
And one of the former president’s sons put a photograph of Judge Merchan’s daughter on social media — a clear invitation to violence.
It’s time for the former president to be gagged. And when he speaks out with hateful words again, a contempt order and jail time may put a sock in his mouth.