Donald Trump has arrived at New York’s State Supreme Court to give blockbuster testimony in the $ 250 million fraud lawsuit that could sink his business empire in the Big Apple.
The former president walked into the back of the court after attacking ‘biased’ Judge Arthur Engoron and ‘evil’ and ‘racist’ New York Attorney General Letitia James on Truth Social.
He also insisted Mar-a-Lago is worth ’50 to 100 times’ the $18million value prosecutors have determined and he is being targeted by people who ‘hate this country’.
These are all political opponent attacks ads by the Biden administration, their poll numbers are terrible.
‘The New York Times came back with a poll that I’m leading all over the place, but it’s a very unfair situation.’
Trump is accused of dramatically inflating his net worth and the value of his properties by billions to save millions on bank loans and insurance.
Donald Trump has arrived at New York’s State Supreme Court to give blockbuster testimony in the $ 250 million fraud lawsuit that could sink his business empire in the Big Apple
He said on Truth Social that the case is a way for President Joe Biden to ‘cheat’ in the 2024 presidential election – and took jabs at both Engoron and James for ‘election interference.’
James said ‘the numbers don’t lie’ when speaking about his business just moments before the court appearance began.
She persistently said she would ‘get’ Trump during her campaign to be the state’s attorney general.
‘Donald Trump repeatedly misrepresented and inflated the value of his assets,’ she said.
‘And before he takes the stand I am certain that he will engage in name-calling and taunts and race-baiting and call this a witch hunt.
‘But at the end of the day, the only thing that matters are the facts and the numbers and numbers my friends don’t lie.’
Trump opts for a low-key entrance into the court, walking behind a city van into the building in downtown Manhattan
He was spotted carrying a bundle of legal papers as he made his way into a back entrance
The appearance may also mark the beginning of what will likely be a defining feature of the 2024 election if Trump becomes his party’s nominee: a major candidate, on trial, using the witness stand as a campaign platform – or at least attempting to – as he eyes a return to the White House while facing multiple criminal indictments.
Trump’s appearance on Monday comes after his two eldest sons also took the stand last week.
Ivanka Trump, the ex-president’s eldest daughter, is slated to take the stand on Wednesday.
Trump has repeatedly blasted Judge Engoron by calling him a ‘wacko’ and a ‘Democratic operative’.
Also on his social media platform, Trump again claimed that Attorney General James is engaging in ‘ELECTION INTERFERENCE!’ along with a video montage of her railing against the ex-president.
He insists that her actions against him are politically motivated because she doesn’t want him to be president again.
Trump once took the stand – unexpectedly and briefly – after he was accused of violating a partial gag order. Trump denied violating the rules, but Judge Engoron disagreed and fined him anyway.
Anti-Trump protesters demanding he is removed from the ballot through the 14th amendment gather outside the New York court
Trump gives a thumbs up as he leaves Trump Tower for the trip to downtown Manhattan
Alina Habba, a member of his legal team, followed him into the motorcade in preparation from the testimony
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