In response to the proposed gag order, Trump forcefully criticizes “Deranged Jack Smith” | The Gateway Pundit

Title: President Trump Defiant in Response to Proposed Gag Order by Special Counsel


President Trump launched a scathing attack on Special Counsel “Deranged Jack Smith” in response to Smith’s proposed gag order over his federal election case in Washington, D.C. Trump accused Smith of weaponizing the DOJ and FBI, and restricting his First Amendment rights. The proposed gag order aims to prevent Trump from making public statements that could undermine the integrity of the proceedings and prejudice the jury pool. The dispute has escalated, with Trump making remarks at various events, while critics argue that gagging a defendant infringes upon constitutional rights.

President Trump Fires Back on Truth Social

President Trump took to Truth Social, his social media platform, to voice his opposition to the proposed gag order. He referred to Smith as “Biden Prosecutor” and criticized him for allegedly using the DOJ and FBI to target political opponents. Trump argued that preventing him from making public comments would allow leaks, lies, and lawsuits to go unchallenged. He questioned how he could explain Smith’s alleged deranged behavior or Joe Biden’s incompetence if not allowed to speak openly. Trump’s social media post sparked controversy and set the stage for further confrontations.

President Trump’s Remarks at Concerned Women for America Summit

Continuing his defiance, President Trump criticized Smith’s request for a gag order in a speech at the Concerned Women for America Summit in Washington, D.C. He accused Smith of trying to curtail his rights under the First Amendment and denounced their shared enemies who seek to silence them. Trump rallied his supporters, emphasizing the need to stand united against those who want to impede their progress. Social media platforms shared clips of Trump’s speech, further fueling the debate surrounding the proposed gag order.

President Trump’s Remarks at Pray Vote Stand Summit by FRC Action

President Trump further addressed the proposed gag order at the Pray Vote Stand Summit by FRC Action in Washington, D.C. He labeled Smith as “deranged” and criticized his attempt to limit his freedom of speech. Trump argued that they are the only ones capable of stopping their enemies, who seek to undermine their movement. Supporters praised his defiance, while critics questioned the appropriateness of his remarks. The event provided another platform for Trump to express his discontent with the proposed gag order.

Smith’s Proposed Gag Order

Filed on September 15 under “Case 1:23-cr-00257-TSC,” Smith’s proposed gag order seeks to ensure that extrajudicial statements made by Trump do not prejudice the ongoing proceedings. The filing argues that Trump’s public statements attacking citizens of the District of Columbia, the Court, prosecutors, and potential witnesses undermine the fairness and integrity of the trial. It quotes legal precedent emphasizing the need for jury verdicts to be based solely on evidence and arguments presented in court, free from external influences. Smith requests the court to enter a narrowly tailored order restricting certain prejudicial extrajudicial statements and to ensure that any jury studies conducted by either party do not prejudice the venire.

Trump’s Disinformation Campaign

According to the indictment, after the 2020 election, Trump launched a disinformation campaign, publicly broadcasting false claims of outcome-determinative fraud and his win in the election. The indictment highlights that Trump’s disinformation campaign sought to erode public faith in the election administration and intimidate those who challenged his lies. Smith argues that Trump’s conduct in this criminal case mirrors his previous attempts to undermine public confidence in the justice system and prejudice the jury pool through disparaging attacks on various individuals and institutions involved in the proceedings.

Debate Surrounding the Proposed Gag Order

Independent investigative reporter Julie Kelly weighed in on the proposed gag order, suggesting that it goes beyond a “narrow” scope and would prevent Trump from making any comments about Smith, Chutkan, the DC jury pool, the FBI, the DOJ, and other figures and agencies. Mike Davis, a commentator, argued that a criminal defendant must have the First Amendment right to criticize a prosecutor, judge, and the process, especially if they believe they are the targets of an unjust political prosecution. Critics maintain that gagging a defendant violates constitutional rights and is fundamentally un-American.


President Trump’s scathing response to Special Counsel Jack Smith’s proposed gag order has intensified the already contentious federal election case in Washington, D.C. Trump’s accusations of weaponizing the DOJ and FBI, as well as the potential infringement on his First Amendment rights, have sparked a heated debate. Supporters argue for the necessity of free speech rights, while critics contend that limiting extrajudicial statements is essential to maintain the integrity of the trial and ensure a fair and impartial jury. The resolution of this dispute remains uncertain, adding to the ongoing political and legal battles surrounding President Trump.

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