Donald Trump gave a statement a few minutes ago after his initial court appearance in New York City this morning, where he sat in court today before the judge who claimed he had overvalued his assets and committed fraud.
Here’s what he had to say:
President Trump: "This is a continuation of the single greatest witch hunt of all time." pic.twitter.com/xmp8pZJNC8
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) October 2, 2023
Trump says officials in Palm Beach County say that, in terms of Mar-a-lago, the judge got it wrong because the value of his club is far higher than what the judge suggested. But the judge refuses to acknowledge this evidence.
Trump slams the judge, calling this “a continuation of the single greatest witch hunt of all time.”
There was also video from inside the courtroom this morning where the judge actually smiled at the camera toward the end of the video:
Jonathan Turley is "surprised" to see Trump on camera in the courtroom.
"People looking at this picture right now will be either filled with rage or thrilled and that's a problem. They're insisting this trial occur during an election. Many people find it troubling." pic.twitter.com/fFfc4HtbHy
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) October 2, 2023
We’ll bring you more on this as we get it.