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Wed Oct 4, 2023, 06:28 PM Oct 2023

'The Donald Trump show is over,' AG says after ex-president leaves New York fraud trial [View all]

Source: CNBC

Published Wed, Oct 4 2023 9:31 AM EDT Updated 3 Hours Ago

New York Attorney General Letitia James declared that “the Donald Trump show is over” after the former president left his $250 million civil business fraud trial in the middle of proceedings Wednesday. “I will not be bullied,” James said at Manhattan Supreme Court. She accused Trump engaging in a “political stunt,” and a “fundraising stop” by attending the trial for two-and-a-half days.

James, who is Black, also condemned Trump for making “comments that unfortunately fomented violence, or comments that I would describe as race baiting.” Trump earlier Wednesday called James a “political animal.” He also claimed her lawsuit against him was designed to hurt his chances of winning the 2024 presidential election.

“Mr. Trump’s comments were offensive. They were baseless,” James told reporters after Trump had left the building. “They were void of any facts and or any evidence.”“This case was brought simply because it was a case where individuals have engaged in a pattern and practice of fraud,” James said, “and I will not sit idly by and allow anyone to subvert the law.”

“So Mr. Trump is no longer here,” James said. “The Donald Trump show is over. This was nothing more than a political stunt.”

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/10/04/trump-fraud-trial-ex-president-in-court-after-judge-issues-gag-order.html

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If you ignore the letters in the middle, "fraud trial" sort of looks like "funeral." royable Oct 2023 #1
And if you make "fraud trial" into one word (not 2) then donald trump is right in the middle of it! calimary Oct 2023 #17
so, when is the judge going to nail him and put him in jail AllaN01Bear Oct 2023 #2
How is this not contempt of court? LOCK HIM UP. LakeArenal Oct 2023 #3
The Show won't be over until he has been dead for 6 months. BigmanPigman Oct 2023 #4
His legacy will be the Anti-President. OAITW r.2.0 Oct 2023 #5
I wish I had a crystal ball BigmanPigman Oct 2023 #6
A lot of evil shit happened during Reagan's 8 years. OAITW r.2.0 Oct 2023 #7
They'll claim he isn't dead Ahpook Oct 2023 #8
I guess that a cult who says JFK is really still alive BigmanPigman Oct 2023 #9
Dunno, the Elvis show is still going strong in parts of the bible belt Warpy Oct 2023 #11
His image will come back on a piece of toast. BigmanPigman Oct 2023 #12
ROFL!!! calimary Oct 2023 #20
The Florida coast will underwater in 50 years JoseBalow Oct 2023 #33
I give it 5 years. COL Mustard Oct 2023 #15
Voldemort did. Just sayin'.... Evolve Dammit Oct 2023 #36
It will be over DENVERPOPS Oct 2023 #23
He has set a very high bar for the rest of the fascists to follow. BigmanPigman Oct 2023 #25
Plenty to take up that mantle. Evolve Dammit Oct 2023 #37
Agreed Evolve Dammit Oct 2023 #35
"The Donald Trump show is over" angrychair Oct 2023 #10
It'll be over when he's convicted JHB Oct 2023 #13
He's sure not doing himself any favors with this judge. Demobrat Oct 2023 #14
I'm looking forward to the day James48 Oct 2023 #16
I'll bring the beer. How does Bud Lite work for you? ArkansasDemocrat1 Oct 2023 #22
One news report says that he does not have to be present there for his trial. DU legal eagles? question everything Oct 2023 #18
For a civil trial, he doesn't BumRushDaShow Oct 2023 #19
Just another series of opportunities to get his stupid bloated mug on TV. calimary Oct 2023 #21
Even Anderson Cooper cut him off mid tirade True Blue American Oct 2023 #27
Free campaign "ads" BumRushDaShow Oct 2023 #28
Agrcee with that. True Blue American Oct 2023 #30
November 2024 will tell the tale AverageOldGuy Oct 2023 #24
Trump storming off True Blue American Oct 2023 #26
Thank you, Letitia James. Paladin Oct 2023 #29
Message auto-removed Name removed Oct 2023 #31
Unfortunately, I think the Donald Trump show is only beginning. Ray Bruns Oct 2023 #32
He headed for West Palm Beach. mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2023 #34
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