Trump blames 'rigged' trial for separating him from Melania on her birthday | 26 April 2024 | Former President Donald Trump on Friday wished his wife Melania a happy birthday from a New York courthouse, saying he couldn't celebrate with her due to the trial. "I want to start by wishing my wife Melania a very happy birthday," Trump said in a video posted to TRUTH Social. "It would be nice to be with her but I'm at a courthouse for a rigged trial." The former president is currently in New York facing charges brought forth by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg over a 2016 payment Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, made to Stormy Daniels. Trump has pleaded not guilty to the 34 counts. The 45th president wrote in a separate TRUTH Social post opined that the pervasive security presence outside the courthouse would prevent his supporters from gathering at the building.

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