KEY POINTS
  • Donald Trump lashed out at the judge in his criminal hush money case after the ex-president's attorneys failed to delay the case from heading to trial next month.
  • The presumptive Republican presidential nominee wrote that the judge "hates me" and added that his daughter "is a senior executive at a Super Liberal Democrat firm."
  • Trump's attorneys previously urged Merchan to recuse himself from the case, arguing that his presence created at least the appearance of bias.
Former President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference at 40 Wall Street on March 25, 2024 in New York City. 

Donald Trump on Tuesday lashed out at the judge in his criminal hush money case — and verbally took aim at the judge's daughter — after the ex-president's attorneys failed to delay the case from heading to trial next month.

Trump, in a Truth Social post, called New York Supreme Court Judge Juan Merchan "a very distinguished looking man" who "is nevertheless a true and certified Trump Hater."