/ 08 November 2023

Trump’s day in court

Image source: Flickr
Image source: Flickr

As we’ve talked about, former US President Donald Trump is in a bit of a legal pickle in New York. And yesterday, he gave evidence in the civil fraud trial alleging that he and his Trump Organization family/executive members inflated the value of their real estate assets to secure better terms for loans and insurance. In a fiery exchange with the judge, Trump defended the valuations, saying his personal brand added value to the properties. He also pointed the finger at the accountants for the financial reports. Former first daughter Ivanka is expected to testify in the coming day. As for how all this affects his presidential run, Trump is leading in the key polls ahead of Joe Biden in 5 of the 6 most important battleground states. But it’s not all rosy – both Trump and Biden are viewed unfavourably by voters, suggesting a rocky road ahead…

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