Shortly after Bruce Castor Jr. made the defense’s opening statement, which lasted more than an hour, the 1992 comedy began to trend on Twitter.
My cousin Vinny plays Joe Pesci as an unlikely attorney who makes a sprawling opening statement that raises eyebrows throughout the courtroom.
At one point, Castor said he and his defense team “changed what we were going to do” after watching the presentation of lawyers trying to convict Trump. He called it “well done”.
Castor drew comparisons to Vinny, although some people felt that this offended Pesci’s character.
“That is a My cousin Vinny– previous mismatch of the opening statements, ”wrote one person.
Another added: “My cousin Vinny trending because Trump’s defender shows fictional incompetence. “
Last year, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani referred to the film in a speech addressing unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud.
Marisa Tomei, who won an Oscar for her role in the film, responded to the reference with a cheeky photo of her character.