Jamiesfeast – Donald Trump made a false claim on Wednesday, asserting that he emerged victorious in one of his court battles, either the civil fraud case or the defamation case, in an appeals court.
During his meeting with Teamsters President Sean O’Brien in Washington, D.C., Trump addressed reporters’ questions about his payment plans for the substantial $83 million penalty resulting from his recent defamation trial and the anticipated several hundred million dollar judgment in his civil fraud case.
A reporter questioned whether there were any intentions to utilize campaign funds or PAC money to cover the penalties in the New York defamation and fraud cases.
The reporter repeated the question, asking Trump if he was considering using campaign funds to pay the penalties he had incurred. Trump responded by saying that he didn’t understand the question.
“What penalties?” Trump responded, seemingly oblivious to the fact that a New York jury did not recently require him to pay writer E. Jean Carroll $83.3 million.
The reporter reiterated, “In both the New York fraud case and the defamation case…”
Trump’s response to the situation was incredibly disconnected from reality.
“I haven’t done anything wrong. That’s how I see it, and it has been proven. In fact, we emerged victorious in the Court of Appeals. You may have already seen the news about it. The Court of Appeals has largely ruled in our favor,” he confidently asserted, despite the fact that no such developments have occurred in either case.
In the civil fraud trial, New York Attorney General Letitia James is aiming to secure a minimum of $370 million in damages. Judge Arthur Engoron previously concluded, in a ruling last fall, that the Trump Organization had committed “persistent and repeated fraud.” However, the decision to revoke its New York business licenses and dissolve the organization has been put on hold pending a review by an appeals court.
Trump has expressed his intention to challenge the recent verdict on defamation.
He did not provide clarification on which case he was referring to, but he mentioned that it was a political case that was coordinated with the White House by the attorney general. He also mentioned that they were successful in winning the case, primarily in the Court of Appeals.
According to a report from The New York Times on Tuesday, Trump’s PACs allocated $50 million for legal expenses last year. It is worth noting that none of Trump’s four criminal trials have commenced as of yet.