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Trump lawyer Alina Habba’s past comments on faking being smart resurface as she struggles through defence

www.independent.co.uk Trump lawyer who spoke of ‘faking being smart’ mocked online after trial performance

Alina Habba repeatedly clashed with New York judge Lewis A Kaplan in court for the former president’s civil defamation trial

Trump lawyer who spoke of ‘faking being smart’ mocked online after trial performance

Alina Habba repeatedly clashed with New York judge Lewis A Kaplan in court for the former president’s civil defamation trial

Remarks made by Donald Trump lawyer Alina Habba in a recent interview about “faking being smart” resurfaced after she endured two tough days in court during her client’s civil trial for defamation damages.

Ms Habba repeatedly clashed with New York judge Lewis A Kaplan in court on Tuesday and Wednesday, during the former president’s civil trial to determine damages for defaming columnist E Jean Carroll.

These included the response to repeated objections, and her failure to stand up when making them, as well as continuing to petition for a postponement of the trial so that the former president can attend the funeral of his mother-in-law.

After a further attempt of the latter on Wednesday, Ms Habba was issued a sharp rebuke from Judge Kaplan. She responded by asking the judge not to speak to her in that way.

“I don’t like to be spoken to that way. And we are going to be here for several days,” she said. “I am asking your honour to please refrain from speaking to me in that manner.”

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  • The only court Alina Habba is qualified to work at is the mall food court.

    • No she’s not.

      There’s training requirements for how to handle food Safely. Like, ServeSafe courses and stuff

      • It's my constitutional right to have poop on my fingers while making your sandwich!

        • Ewww.

          but I'm sure there's some people that would like that sandwich very much,

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