Dismissed Juror Says What About Trump’s Appearance?

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(PartiallyPolitics.com) – A potential juror, who was dismissed from former President Trump’s hush money trial in New York, commented on Trump’s appearance, noting he seemed “less orange” in person. In an interview with MSNBC’s Yasmin Vossoughian, the woman revealed she was excluded from the jury due to her inability to remain impartial. She described Trump as looking “more yellowish” and conveyed that he appeared bored during the proceedings, eager to finish and return to his own activities.

The trial, which started on Monday, saw nearly 100 potential jurors gather in a Manhattan court. Due to the politically charged nature of the case, more than half were dismissed early on after admitting they couldn’t be fair or impartial. By Thursday afternoon, the number of selected jurors had been narrowed down to five from an initial seven, following the dismissal of two jurors—one due to concerns over being discussed by family and friends, and another for possibly lying on the juror questionnaire.

The goal is to select 12 jurors with at least six alternates for the trial, which marks the first criminal trial of a former U.S. president. Another potential juror, dismissed due to work conflicts, described finding it “jarring” to see Trump in person after years of media portrayal, noting the surreal experience of seeing someone so famous up close and being seen by him in turn.

The juror who spoke with Vossoughian reflected on the unique atmosphere of the trial, emphasizing its historical significance and the impact of discovering they were potentially serving on such a notable case. She recounted the collective surprise and tension among the potential jurors upon learning they could be part of this landmark trial.

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