raged that it “looks like” Judge Juan Merchan, who is overseeing the former president’s criminal hush money trial, will “not let me go” to the high school graduation ceremony of son Barron Trump.

Forest fire: Smoke could reach the US again! Forest fire: Smoke could reach the US again!

But that’s not what Merchan said.

Merchan actually said it may be possible for Trump to attend the May 17 celebration, but he’d have to see how the trial develops.

Trump nevertheless spun it into an attack on what he called the “scam” proceedings against him as he first fumed outside the courthouse:

And then in a post on his Truth Social platform:

“Pure evil,” Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. wrote on X (formerly Twitter) in response to right-wing outrage:

Trump’s other son Eric Trump, meanwhile, slammed Merchan as “truly heartless in not letting a father attend his son’s graduation.”