Donald Trump Goes Ballistic In Video Rant After E. Jean Carroll Verdict
Donald Trump went scorched earth Tuesday night after a jury found him liable for sexual abuse and defamation in the E. Jean Carroll civil trial.
The 45th President posted a series of videos to his Truth Social platform, condemning Carroll, the judge and jury in the case and New York City where the trial was held.
As you probably know, Trump was ordered to pay Carroll $5 million in damages for abusing her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the ’90s and then defaming her years later by calling her a liar.
In the footage, Trump first directed his ire toward Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, labeling him a partisan “Trump hating, Clinton appointed judge, who went out of his way to make sure that the result was as negative as it could possibly be.”
The 2024 Republican presidential frontrunner also said the jury was from an “anti-Trump area,” meaning NYC, a place where he could never get a fair trial. BTW … the verdict was unanimous and quick.
Trump then said he would appeal the jury’s decision because he doesn’t know Carroll from a hole in the wall. He went on to say the trial was a “scam” and “political witch hunt” (No surprise there). He also said the verdict was a “disgrace to our country.”
And he wasn’t done yet. Trump described Carroll as a liar whose case was financed by Democratic operatives, but it wasn’t clear who he was referring to. He also mentioned fighting back against an unjust system in his view, so the country doesn’t fall into an abyss.
As for why the jury ruled against him … jurors heard him via taped deposition say for a million years male celebs have groped women, adding “unfortunately or fortunately.”
Of course, Trump’s legal woes might only just be starting. Last month, he was criminally indicted in the Stormy Daniels hush money case in Manhattan.
He also faces possible criminal charges in two federal cases involving the January 6th riots and for allegedly pilfering classified government documents.
Trump could also face a criminal indictment in Fulton County, Georgia, over his purported role in trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election.