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How Trump uses printouts of articles to defend himself at his trial

NEW YORK – Former President Donald Trump has established an unusual courtroom ritual as he attends his hush money trial in New York: He regularly addresses reporters with impressions of what appear to be news stories and legal analysis that he cites, often invoking others who speak of him. .

Trump frequently flips through his stack of papers in front of television cameras, quoting legal commentators, mostly conservatives, who have tried to discredit the case. He has also repeatedly cited polls showing him ahead of President Biden and addressed immigration and inflation, despite saying the trial has prevented him from campaigning.