Trump Loses It Over New York Lawsuit, Calls Letitia James ‘Racist’
Former President Donald Trump responded to a new lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday by calling James a “racist” and alleging the lawsuit was a “witch hunt.”
“I never thought this case would be brought — until I saw her really bad poll numbers,” Trump wrote on Truth Social, “She is a fraud who campaigned on a ‘get Trump’ platform.”
In a separate post, the former president bizarrely called James “peekaboo,” noting that she is “a total crime fighting disaster in New York.”
Later in the afternoon, Trump once again referred to James as “Peekaboo,” and repeated reporting from the New York Times that real estate fraud cases are difficult to prove.
Wednesday’s Truth Social post wasn’t the first time Trump has called James, who is Black, a racist. He wrote in April, for example, that she was “racist and highly partisan” after a subway shooting in New York.
James’ suit, brought against Trump and three of his children — Ivanka, Don Jr., and Eric — alleges “numerous acts of fraud and misrepresentations” while seeking $250 million and a ban on Trump and his family from running a business in the state. It also seeks to prevent the members of the Trump family named in the suit from serving as officers in New York-based companies.
Trump’s children weren’t happy, either.
“Letitia James is not working for the Attorney Generals office — she is working for the DNC,” Eric Trump, Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization, wrote in a tweet.
His brother and Trump Organization Executive Vice President Donald Trump Jr. added that “the bullshit Dem witch-hunt continues!”
Trump lawyer Alina Habba, who recently settled a lawsuit from a former employee that in part alleged Habba had referred to James as a “the black bitch” said in a Wednesday statement that “today’s filing is neither focused on the facts nor the law … rather, it is solely focused on advancing the attorney general’s political agenda.”
In her Wednesday announcement of the case, James listed some of the evidence against the family, including more than 200 instances of false asset valuations made by the organization over the span of a decade. “Trump and the Trump Organization repeatedly and persistently manipulated the value of assets to induce banks to lend money to the [them] on more favorable terms,” James said in announcing the suit, pointing out that the organization also deflated their asset value when it came to paying taxes.
In an August deposition given to James, the former president pleaded his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent more than 400 times, He is, however, expected to appear in an exclusive interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity Wednesday night to give his live reaction to the lawsuit.
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