Amid numerous legal battles, former U.S. President Donald Trump is still finding time for his 2024 presidential campaign. On September 10, Trump was in Iowa attending an American football game where he was loudly booed by the crowd.
This comes as a surprise since Iowa is a red state that Trump largely won in the 2020 election. Another obstacle on his path to the Oval Office is preparing for his numerous trials. Judge Tanya Chutkan has already warned him that she will be "closely" monitoring his social media outbursts.
Now, even his own legal team is trying to prevent Trump from testifying in his own trial.
Currently, Trump is the leader of the Republican Party. However, he could lose this top position as he now faces multiple legal issues.
A trial will take place in March 2024, right in the middle of the primaries. Another trial is set for January 2024.
Even though these legal issues seemed to have boosted his popularity, the football game on September 10 suggests otherwise. Could this be the beginning of a shift in Trump's support?
Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz, who defended Trump in 2020, revealed that Trump's lawyers will prevent him from testifying in his own trial.
According to Dershowitz, the problem with Trump testifying is not what he would say during questioning by his own lawyer, but what could happen during cross-examination by the prosecution: "They could go through everything he has ever said and thereby question his credibility."