In a fiery display of his ongoing feud with the justice system, former President Donald Trump took to his Truth Social account to slam Judge Arthur Engoron for his decision to force Ivanka Trump, Trump’s daughter, to take the witness stand. Trump didn’t hold back, calling Engoron “unhinged,” “crazy,” and a “nut job.” And let’s be honest, folks, it’s no surprise that Trump has some choice words for this judge.
Judge orders Ivanka Trump to testify in former President Trump's $250 million civil fraud trial. https://t.co/jvab7ZZgKS
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 28, 2023
Let’s dive into the background of this whole messy situation. It’s all part of a civil fraud trial brought against Trump by New York Attorney General Letitia James. James accuses Trump of overvaluing his assets on financial documents, and Engoron has found Trump guilty. Now, they’re trying to determine what punishment to impose. But Trump, being Trump, has been bashing Engoron, James, and the whole case left and right. He claims it’s all politically motivated by those pesky Democrats.
As part of this trial, James has decided to call not only Trump himself but also his three children: Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump. It’s a full-on Trump family affair, folks. And this is where the former president takes issue. He feels that his daughter should not be subjected to testifying in this case. In his Truth Social post, he states that Ivanka was released from this “Fake Letitia James case” by the Court of Appeals. But Engoron, being the “unhinged” judge that he is, refuses to accept the decision and is forcing Ivanka to testify.
Trump goes on to argue that the case should have never started in the first place. He claims that his financial statements were low, not high, and banks were fully paid with no victims except himself. He even criticizes Engoron for imposing a $10,000 fine related to a gag order, suggesting that it was a distraction tactic from the fact that James and the judge’s star witness admitted to lying to Congress. Trump asserts that any other judge in the country would have tossed this case out on day one.
Now, folks, Trump may have some valid points, but unfortunately for him, he’s stuck facing Engoron in court. It looks like this drama-filled trial is far from over. So, grab your popcorn and get ready for the next episode of “As the Trumps Testify.” It’s bound to be a wild ride.