The image of former President Donald Trump in a courtroom instead of on the campaign trail is a good look for him, according to a new report.
Fox News contributor Jonathan Turley noted that the former president is in good shape in the case while simply appearing in the courtroom gives him a boost in polling.
Trump fraud case has 'really good optics' for him, and he knows it: Jonathan Turley https://t.co/t1xp3QdaOt
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 3, 2023
"I think he's eager to state the case. I don't think he will be eager to take the stand. That is a very high risk proposition for any defendant, even in a civil case, and certainly one who's running for the presidency," Turley stated.
"I mean, the optics of this case work to his advantage. And I think that some of the merits do. I think that the fact that they're not alleging that people lost money here, the question about the value of Mar-a-Lago. Those are the types of arguments that do resonate with people. They can understand that," he added.
The Trump fraud case is a clear financial assassination attempt on him. They’re squabbling over embellishment, yet Biden embellished his entire career. This is a message sent to all businessmen who would ever think about running for president: don’t try it or we’ll destroy… pic.twitter.com/KvxboSPIhz
— Jesse Watters (@JesseBWatters) October 2, 2023
"The Trump fraud case is a clear financial assassination attempt on him. They’re squabbling over embellishment, yet Biden embellished his entire career," Fox News host Jesse Watters said on X.
"This is a message sent to all businessmen who would ever think about running for president: don’t try it or we’ll destroy everything you’ve built," he claimed.
Trump SLAMS the judge in his fraud casehttps://t.co/9e9ycs8qqp
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 2, 2023
Former President Donald Trump called for the judge overseeing his civil fraud case in New York to be 'disbarred,' pointing to local real estate experts who dispute a key fact the judge relied upon in his finding that Trump inflated the value of his assets," the Daily Caller reported.
“It just came out, a few minutes ago, where Palm Beach County, people that do this, agree with us 100%,” Trump said outside the courtroom. “They say the judge is wrong. He valued Mar-a-Lago at 18 million dollars, and it’s worth 1 billion, maybe 1 billion five.”
Some of the claims in the case are also reportedly beyond the statute of limitations, removing some of the claims against Trump.
If Trump is exonerated in the case it will likely strengthen his support even more during a time he is already passing President Joe Biden in some polls.
The court case may seek to harm Trump's presidential run but it could end up having the opposite impact on his push to return to the White House.