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Trump’s ‘hush money’ trial live updates from May 20-21

Donald Trump echoed his statement from last week about Jewish voters potentially backing Joe Biden and the Democrats as he left court late Tuesday afternoon.

“Jewish people that go for Biden and the Democrats should have their heads examined,” the former president said.

As he read aloud one of the clippings that referenced Juan Merchan, Trump ripped the man presiding over the trial.

“Merchan loathes me,” he said. “The judge hates Donald Trump. Just take a look, take a look at him. Take a look where he comes from.”

Trump spoke several hours after the jury was sent home for the remainder of the week as closing arguments are set to begin next Tuesday.

Presumptive 2024 GOP presidential nominee Trump has pleaded not guilty to 34 counts of falsifying business records related to a $130,000 payment Cohen made to porn star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election.

This live blog has ended. Closing arguments are set to begin next Tuesday.

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