New York Attorney General Letitia James was caught smirking in court this week as Donald Trump Jr. took the stand to testify in his father's case.
The trial concerning former President Donald Trump's business could face $250 million in liability damages and be banned from operating in the state.
NY AG Letitia James caught smirking as Don Jr. takes the stand at Trump civil trial https://t.co/rzNcfQGLMv
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 14, 2023
"Over the past several weeks, former President Trump has made many appearances in court defending the Trump Organization, which has its New York business license in jeopardy as James has leveled fraud charges against him and his two adult sons, who were named co-defendants in the case," Fox News reported.
"However, as Trump Jr. was about to give his testimony, the camera in the courtroom caught a glimpse of James looking a bit gleeful," it added.
Racist A.G. Letitia James is smirking all day long from her seat in Court, as New York continues to set records in murder and other violent crimes, and businesses flee to other States. “This is a law that’s rather bazar, this is a law that doesn’t require any victims (there are…
— Donald J. Trump Posts From His Truth Social (@TrumpDailyPosts) November 14, 2023
Trump responded in a strong social media post on Truth Social following the reports of the attorney general's action.
"Racist A.G. Letitia James is smirking all day long from her seat in Court, as New York continues to set records in murder and other violent crimes, and businesses flee to other States," Trump posted.
“This is a law that’s rather bazar, this is a law that doesn’t require any victims (there are none, except me!), it doesn’t require anyone to lose money - the banks didn’t complain here, they made money. You have a (Trump Hating!) Attorney General who’s seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages when not a single penny was lost by these banks, and that’s part of this (Unconstitutional!) Law…You can see from the reaction of A.G. James, every morning from that seat, that she is enjoying this, enjoying it a bit too much," he continued.
Trump hits New York AG for 'smirking all day long' amid fraud trial https://t.co/edPKDross2
— epiphany007 (@2024voteblue) November 14, 2023
"As Trump’s defense team takes its turn making its case, an uphill battle lies ahead, since Judge Arthur Engoron found the Trump Organization and its executives liable for fraud before the trial even began," the Hill reported.
"A New York appeals court paused the decision to strip Trump’s business licenses until after Trump’s case is heard," it noted.
The case is one of several involving Trump as he runs for president in 2024. He also faces cases in Georgia, Washington and Florida.
His New York case is the current spotlight, however, as he faces a massive financial toll if the court rules against him.