Former President Donald Trump, known for his candid and often humorous remarks, injected a moment of levity into his ongoing trial as he addressed reporters outside a New York County courtroom. Trump vehemently criticized the trial proceedings, taking aim at the judge and the New York Attorney General, whom he accused of racial bias and political motivations. The trial revolves around the valuation of Trump's properties, including his Mar-a-Lago estate, which has been alleged to be overinflated.
However, it was Trump's response to a reporter's question about his lunch plans that captured the attention of the media. When asked when he would have lunch, Trump quipped with a simple "Probably," eliciting laughter from the gathered journalists. Trump's quick-witted comebacks have always been a hallmark of his public persona.
Prior to the trial, Trump had expressed his skepticism and dissatisfaction with New York's legal system, asserting bias and claims of election interference. He painted a picture of New York as a perilous environment for anyone conducting business, in his view. Trump also criticized Letitia James, the New York Attorney General, accusing her of running her election campaign solely to target him.
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Trump vented his frustration with the trial's proceedings, revealing that he had received news of a setback even before the trial officially began. He exclaimed, "I got a call last week saying 'sir, we lost part of the case.' I said, 'the trial didn't even start!' Can you believe it? The trial starts today, and they're already ruling against us." He attributed this to the judge's political affiliation, suggesting that the judge had partisan motives.
Even the judge's clerk did not escape Trump's ire, as he believed the clerk harbored more animosity towards him than the judge did. Trump's trials revolve around allegations that he artificially inflated the values of his properties to gain financial and tax advantages. Throughout the proceedings, Trump has found steadfast support from his legal representative, Alina Habba, who has publicly defended him and criticized the judge's position.
As Trump's trials continue to unfold, they have garnered significant media attention, with some of his supporters alleging political bias. Trump remains a polarizing figure, with his critics and supporters expressing their viewpoints passionately. The ongoing legal battles add to the complex narrative surrounding his post-presidential life.