In the latest episode of the soap opera surrounding the “hush money” trial of former President Donald Trump, the drama has taken an unexpected turn with Barron Trump’s graduation ceremony taking center stage.

While attorneys are busy pecking at the legalities, Trump’s possible no-show at his son’s milestone event has become the latest fodder for what looks like Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) infecting even the judiciary.

It’s pretty obvious that New York Supreme Court Judge Juan Merchan, who is overseeing Trump’s current criminal trial, seems to have an animus for Trump, forcing him to be in court throughout the trial and putting a gag order on him. It’s by far, the best election interference that the Democrats have come up with so far.

And now, the judge might not allow former President Trump to attend his son’s graduation. Donald J. Trump is currently scheduled to appear in court on May 17th, the same day as his son Barron’s graduation from Oxbridge Academy in Palm Beach, Florida.

After leaving the Manhattan courtroom on Monday, Trump said, “That I can’t go to my son’s graduation or that I can’t go to the United States Supreme Court. That I’m not in Georgia, or Florida, or North Carolina campaigning like I should be…It’s perfect for the radical left Democrats. It’s exactly what they want.”

Trump’s attorney, Alina Habba, called it a political move and said to Fox News host Sean Hannity Monday, “It’s election interference. You’re not even allowing a father – never mind a former president – but a father attend his son’s graduation?”

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Merchan hasn’t outright forbidden Trump from tossing his cap in the air (yet), but he’s made it abundantly clear he expects the former president to show up every day for his legal slap on the wrist – or else. The judge’s delay in making a decision has tongues wagging, fueling speculation about the judge’s motives.