Trump returns to NYC courtroom, takes the stand in civil case

by Summer Lane

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President Trump returned to New York City on Monday morning, where he was slated to take the stand and testify in the $250 million civil fraud lawsuit that has been brought against him by New York Attorney General Letitia James.

Preceding his arrival at the courthouse, Trump wrote on Truth Social, “Getting ready to head to the Downtown Lower Manhattan Courthouse to testify in one of the many cases that were instigated and brought by my POLITICAL OPPONENT, Crooked Joe Biden, through agencies and surrogates, for purposes of ELECTION INTERFERENCE.”

Outside the courtroom, Trump spoke to the press, explaining, “This is really election interference, that’s all it is…these are political operatives that I’m going to be dealing with right now.”

The president heralded his dominant polling numbers in the general election, via a new survey from The New York Times that found Trump was leading Biden in five out of six key swing states ahead of the 2024 general election.

Trump told the press that the people in America understood what was going on in terms of “political lawfare” in the country.

He added, “They see [it] and they don’t like it. They don’t like it. Because it’s political warfare as you would call it or political lawfare…nobody’s ever seen that to this extent, we’ve never seen it here. But we will go along, and we will hopefully do very well in every regard and we’ll win the election and we’ll make America great again.”

According to the New York Post, President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, is expected to testify in this case on Wednesday. Last week, her brothers, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., took the stand, as well.

On Truth Social, Trump referred to the trial as a “POLITICAL WEAPON” and described his time on the stand as a “dark day for our Country.”

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