Donald Trump was reportedly in a sour mood after his arraignment in a Washington DC federal court on Thursday because of the way the judge referred to him in court.
According to CNN, Trump was “irked” and left his arraignment hearing in a “sour and dejected” mood because US District Judge Moxila Upadhyaya referred to him as “Mr Trump” and not “Mr President”.
“I’m learning tonight that Trump left here in a sour and dejected mood,” CNN host Kaitlan Collins reported. “He was, quote, ‘pissed off,’ according to someone who spoke to him.”
“I am told that the former president, one thing that irked him particularly, was during that hearing today that lasted about 27 minutes, was when the magistrate judge referred to him as simply ‘Mr. Trump,’” Collins continued.
Trump has apparently grown accustomed to members of staff at his Mar-a-Lago and Bedminster clubs referring to him as “President Trump” even though he left the White House over two years ago.
“That may not sound odd to anyone else, but he is still referred to by his former title ‘President Trump’ when he’s at his Bedminster golf club in New Jersey, as he is tonight, or at Mar-a-Lago,” the CNN host added.
Despite reports of Trump’s “sour and dejected” mood behind the scenes, the former president went on an all caps rant on Truth Social claiming it was a “VERY GOOD DAY.”
Trump was indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday for conspiring with his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
He was arraigned Thursday on four charges outlined in special counsel Jack Smith’s indictment: conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding and conspiracy against rights.
Trump pleaded not guilty to all charges.