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Trump Arrives in Court for New York Fraud Trial

• By Catherine Yang

Former President Donald Trump made a surprising move Monday morning showing up in court for opening arguments in the civil fraud case against him in New York. This is the first time President Trump has spoken in court.

He was not present in another civil case against him in New York this year and did not speak to the press in previous arraignments.

Barricades were erected outside the courthouse downtown in anticipation of his arrival, and his motorcade was seen heading from Midtown Manhattan downtown to 60 Centre Street.

The trial begins at 10 a.m. and the former president arrived with Secret Service about 9:30 a.m., but did not enter the courthouse right away.

At 10 a.m., he used a side entrance usually reserved for judges, and stopped for an appearance with the press.