Donald Trump shocked the world after he defeated Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. Now Trump is biding his time waiting for his inauguration date as the 45th President of the United States. He would prefer nothing to overshadow this moment, which is why his lawyers have made a special request for an impending trial involving Trump.
The lawsuit involves Trump’s debunked “Trump University” which bilked thousands of eager students out of millions of dollars who wanted to learn how to make money like the President-elect. The point they missed is to make the same amount of money they should set up a sham university! In any event, Trump’s lawyers formally requested in a San Diego court that the trial, which is set to begin later this month, be pushed until after January 20th.
If Trump’s lawyer’s request is not granted it would be the first time that a President-elect was involved in litigation where they were forced to appear in a courtroom. It is, however, likely that Trump will get his wish because he can make a solid case that having to appear in court would distract him from the very real task of preparing to govern the American population. This argument was echoed by Trump’s lawyer, David Marroso:
The President-Elect should not be required to stand trial during the next two months while he prepares to assume the Presidency. The time and attention to prepare and testify will take him away from imperative transition work at a critical time.