NEW YORK (NEWSnet/AP) — A New York judge imposed a limited gag order on defendant Donald Trump Tuesday after the former president disparaged a court staffer during his civil business fraud trial.

Judge Arthur Engoron issued the order, which applies to all parties in the case and pertains only to verbal attacks on court staff. It came after Trump recirculated a disparaging social media post about Engoron’s principal law clerk, Allison Greenfield.

Without naming Trump, Engoron said that a defendant in the case “posted to a social media account a disparaging, untrue and personally identifying post about a member of my staff.” He added that “personal attacks on members of my court staff are unacceptable, not appropriate” and not tolerated

Trump had already deleted the post. Engoron said he ordered it gone.

The gag order came after Trump and lawyers for both sides repeatedly went into court behind closed doors during a lunch break.

The trial is expected to last into December.

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