Trump could miss son Barron Trump’s high school graduation due to hush money trial

During the opening day of the hush money trial against former president Donald Trump, Judge Juan Merchan presiding over the courtroom said it was "too early" for him to decide whether to honor Trump's request to skip a trial day to attend his youngest son's high school graduation.

On Monday, Trump's defense team asked the judge for a few scheduling exceptions including the first two and the last two days of Passover -- which starts on April 22 -- and Barron Trump's high school graduation on May 17.

Merchan said he would not yet make a decision on the defense's request. “It really depends on if we are on time and where we are in the trial,” Merchan said Monday.

As of Monday afternoon, jury selection for the trial is still in process. Trump was charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records in the first degree. The charges are related to alleged hush-money payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign. 

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