I am President, hear me roar: Morsi's ego takes center stage at short-lived trial
Having been called before a Cairo court for inciting murder against protesters in December 2012, former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi joined the delusional ex-presidents club on Monday after calling the court case against him “illegitimate” and refusing to partake in the judicial proceedings as incumbent “president” of Egypt.
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Even though thousands of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the streets outside the courthouse, Monday’s trial was a non-event.
Aside from a few slung death threats -- pretty normal for Egypt these days -- the Morsi trial did not herald much drama inside the courtroom. It was on the streets outside the court where the real action unfolded -- as his supporters battled it out with the state police.
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