President Trump’s allies came to his defense on Monday as he took the stand in a New York City courtroom, where he squared off once and for all with Judge Arthur Engoron in the ongoing civil fraud case that has accused him of overinflating his financial statements.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., wrote on X, “It’s all about silencing Trump, destroying his free speech rights. They hate him so much and they just want him to never talk again.”
As reported by RSBN, Trump’s time on the stand on Monday came after his sons, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., testified last week.
Before entering the courtroom, the president told reporters that the trial was “political lawfare” and “political warfare,” but caveated that statement by explaining that the American people didn’t like what they were seeing in terms of legal weaponization.
On X, Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., called the trial “Election interference by the Democrats.” He urged people to “STAND WITH TRUMP[.]”
Close Trump ally and Arizona Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kari Lake posited on social media, “I am praying for him, and his family, and our nation. This is historic election interference. The American people must stand together and reject this weaponization of our legal system.”
Trump’s legal battles this year have not fazed his prospects of winning back the White House. In fact, it seems to have helped him.
According to The New York Times, a new poll conducted in cohesion with Siena College shows Trump leading in five of seven critical swing states ahead of next year’s general election.
In court, the New York Post reported that while he was on the stand, President Trump slammed New York Attorney General Letitia James as a “political hack” and strongly accused the court of “fraud” on the issue of Mar-a-Lago’s $18 million valuation.
President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, is expected to take the stand later this week.