Cirque du Trump: Historic first day of former president’s hush money trial devolves into circus-like spectacle

Donald Trump was in Manhattan for the first day of his hush money trial — and a circus of comedians and performance artists joined protesters for a sideshow to mark the historic occasion.

Opinions gushed like water from a busted water main, as demonstrators assembled in both diehard support and deep condemnation of Trump, the former president indicted by a grand jury last year of falsifying business records to allegedly cover up hush-money payments to a former porn star over a purported affair.