Newsmax's Greg Kelly says it is “in a weird way, against the law” to not refer to Donald Trump as president

A guest on the Newsmax panel says that Judge Juan Merchan “needs to go” and that Trump's criminal trial is a “circus”

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Citation From the April 30, 2024, edition of Newsmax's Greg Kelly Reports

GREG KELLY (HOST): Earlier in the show I showed people that the prosecutors are even objecting when the defense attorneys refer to President Trump. Let's put that transcript up and you can go through it. When they call President Trump Mr. President or refer to him as President Trump, they object. And they keep objecting. Once the judge figured it out, they don't like -- oh you don't like President Trump being called President Trump because he wasn't president in 2016 or 2015 or 2005 or whatever. That's a problem, according to the prosecution and the judge. The judge is sustaining that objection. Now, that is personal, that is mean, and also I think it's, in a weird way, against the law. I think he retains that title no matter what the heck.

MEHEK COOKE (GUEST): He definitely does. President is a term that should be allotted to President Trump, even when he's no longer president. Again, these are political tactics that are inside a courtroom. And this is a circus led by this judge who has been biased this whole time. This case should be dismissed, but we're seeing a lot of facts unfold.


Everybody is going to President Trump's side because they're tired of the biased justice system. You're trying to beat this man down and he continues to win. This is despicable. This judge needs to go.