The One Audience Trump Can’t Hoodwink

From a New York Times column by Jesse Wegman headlined “The One Audience Trump Can’t Hoodwink”:

The witness stand in Justice Arthur Engoron’s courtroom at 60 Centre Street, in Lower Manhattan, is an ordinary wood-paneled box off to the side of the bench. But for Donald Trump, who is on trial for fraudulently overvaluing his New York real estate assets, it might as well be a cage of kryptonite.

When he was in it, as he was for much of the day on Monday, the former president was deprived of what may be his most effective superpower: his ability to speak without consequence, without factual basis, without shame and, often, without end.