Mulvaney calls Trump a ‘trampoline president’ after bond reduced

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Mulvaney calls Trump a ‘trampoline president’ after bond reduced

Mick Mulvaney, who served as former President Trump’s acting White House chief of staff, called his former boss a “trampoline president” following the reduction of his bond in his New York civil fraud case Monday.

“If he’s acquitted in New York under … the … hush money case, he’s gonna say, ‘Look, there, it proves it. It was nothing to begin with; it was politically motivated to begin with,’” Mulvaney said on NewsNation’s “Dan Abrams Live” in an interview with host Jesse Weber.

“So, in a certain sense, and I know this sound contrived, the man wins when he wins, and wins when he loses, and that’s just the nature of Donald Trump. He is the ultimate, not only Teflon, but he’s sort of a — the trampoline president,” Mulvaney said.

Trump won a decision Monday from a New York appeals court that reduced the bond on his civil fraud case to $175 million from nearly a half-billion dollars. The former president said on Truth Social that he and his co-defendants will pay the new bond.

“We will abide by the decision of the Appellate Division, and post either a bond, equivalent securities, or cash,” Trump said.

Trump lost another legal battle Monday, however, after his New York hush money case was scheduled to begin April 15. Trump had attempted to delay the case.

Trump railed against Judge Juan Merchan, who set the trial date, in a post Tuesday on Truth Social.

“Judge Juan Merchan, a very distinguished looking man, is nevertheless a true and certified Trump Hater who suffers from a very serious case of Trump Derangement Syndrome. In other words, he hates me!” Trump’s post reads.

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