Judge Arthur Engoron has threatened to hold former President Donald Trump in contempt for violating a gag order in his civil fraud trial. The judge ordered Trump to delete a disparaging social media post about a court staffer, but the post remained visible on his campaign website for weeks. Engoron called it a “blatant violation” and said incendiary posts can lead to harm. Trump’s lawyer blamed an oversight by the campaign, but Engoron held Trump ultimately responsible. The judge did not immediately rule on potential sanctions. Trump is appealing a partial gag order in his 2020 election interference case.