It would seem to appear that several of our nation's judges are not quick learners: Even after defendant Donald Trump continues to ignore their orders over and over again, the jurists presiding over his four indictments are treating him with kid gloves.
Trump often complains that he's being singled out for unfair treatment when facing trial for fraud, document theft, and attempting to subvert a United States election. Special treatment is more like it: Judges are bending over backward to let Trump keep getting away with things other defendants wouldn't, and until a judge is willing to dump him in a jail cell overnight to remind him that judicial orders are not optional, Trump is only going to keep defying them.
On Wednesday, New York Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron fined Donald Trump $10,000 for once again publicly targeting Engoron and his clerk in disparaging social media posts. This was after Engoron previously fined Trump $5,000 for the same offense.
Presuming Trump keeps violating the order ostensibly barring him from targeting the court, the prosecution team, and witnesses in the case once a week for a year, his loose lips would still cost him only a bit above a half million bucks. Trump might consider that a small price to pay to stoke continued death threats against his most visible "enemies." He's also likely to get his presidential campaign to pay the bill, claiming the fines as legal expenses.
We'll find out, because the latest fine didn't do a thing to stop Trump from again taking to social media to again blast the judge, declaring Thursday morning that Engoron "HAS GONE CRAZY IN HIS HATRED OF TRUMP."