Former President Trump demanded a jury Monday after his unprecedented time on the stand, calling the civil trial against him and his businesses a “disgrace” and saying New York Attorney General Letitia James has “no case.”
Trump described his forced testimony as “election interference” while maintaining that his net worth is “far greater” than financial statements during testimony Monday.
The former president and 2024 Republican presidential front-runner took the stand Monday morning in the non-jury civil trial stemming from James’ lawsuit against him, his family and his businesses. James alleged Trump defrauded banks and inflated the value of his assets.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing and has repeatedly said his assets were actually undervalued. Trump has repeatedly said his financial statements had disclaimers, requesting that the numbers be evaluated by the banks.
Former President Donald Trump speaks during a break in his civil fraud trial at New York Supreme Court, Oct. 25, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo / Seth Wenig)
“I think this case is a disgrace,” he said, adding that people are being “murdered” in New York as James is “watching this case.”
“It’s a disgrace. It is