Trump Scores Victory in Court!

Today, appeals court slashed former President Trump’s bond payment, saying Trump must cough up $175 million within the next 10 days. Trump had previously faced a Monday deadline to pay a $464 million bond payment, but the court decided to lower that bond considerably. Trump said he’ll “abide” by the decision and post the $175 million within the deadline. If he does, it would effectively block Attorney General Letitia James from trying to seize Trump’s assets while he continues to appeal the judgment by Judge Arthur Engoron.

Trump took to Truth Social to criticize the judge, saying “Engoron has disrespected the Appellate Division and its very clear and precise ruling.” He also said the ruling is “the 5th time in this case that he has been overturned, a record.” Trump added that Judge Engoron and Letitia James “should be forced to explain why he ruled that Mar-a-Lago was worth $18,000,000 when, in fact, it is worth from 50 to 100 times that amount.”

Trump also mentioned his $450 million civil fraud judgment, saying he’ll fight it “all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.” In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, Trump said he could afford to post bond, but is pushing with his legal team to appeal the ruling altogether. Trump said he has nearly $500 million in cash and his company, Trump Media & Technology Group, is set to become public after a merger Monday.

Engoron’s ruling came after a months-long non-jury trial stemming from James’ years-long investigation. James, when campaigning to become attorney general, vowed to “get Trump.” Engoron ruled that Trump and other defendants were liable for “persistent and repeated fraud,” “falsifying business records,” and more.

An appeals court overturned Engoron’s ruling to allow Trump and his sons to continue running the family business as they appeal the decision. Trump dismissed the trial as a “witch hunt” throughout the process, accusing both Engoron and James of serving as political operatives for Democrats. Trump’s legal team also repeatedly blasted the lack of a jury in the trial.

Throughout the trial, Trump attorneys brought witnesses, including former Deutsche Bank top executives, who testified the banks sought additional business from Trump, whom they viewed as a “whale of a client.” Trump’s defense also brought in expert witnesses, including New York University accounting professor Eli Bartov, who reviewed the Trump financial statements at issue in the case and said he found no evidence of accounting fraud.

“My main finding is that there is no evidence whatsoever of any accounting fraud,” Bartov testified. Trump’s financial statements, he said, “were not materially misstated.”

So there you have it, folks – a funny conservative take on Trump’s latest legal battle. Stay tuned for more laughs and surprises from the world of politics.