New York Attorney General Letitia James has long known exactly how to push the buttons of failed one-term former president Donald Trump, and she’s once again trolling him with great elan regarding the hundreds of millions of dollars he owes the state of New York after committing fraud for decades.
Trump is already on the hook to James and the Empire State for nearly $465 million in penalties, and with every day he fails to pay up, almost $115,000 in interest is also added to that enormous amount.
So on Saturday, James decided to remind Donnie that she’s keeping a running total of what he will eventually be required to fork over to the state, posting this on Twitter/X:
That’s absolutely savage, and it drew hearty applause on social media.
As he and his attorneys continue to seek a delay in the payment of a $454 million civil fraud trial award to the state of New York, failed former president Donald Trump must have been shaken by comments made by the state’s Attorney General, Letitia James, according to “The Weekend” co-host Alicia Menendez.
During a segment this morning with former Justice Department official Mary McCord, Menedez played a video clip of James remarking, “If he [Trump] does not have funds to pay off the judgment, then we will seek in judgment enforcement mechanism in court and we will ask the judge to seize his assets.”
40 Wall Street, it should be noted, is the address of Trump Tower, perhaps the most cherished property the disgraced ex-president owns.
That led Menendez to remark, “Two important pieces. Make sure the judgment is paid to New Yorkers because often one of the things you heard from Trump’s team is this is a victimless crime. So the idea that there are actually citizens who need to be repaid is one piece of this. And then the comment that must haunt Trump’s dreams now is, ‘Yes, I look at 40 Wall Street each and every day.'”
Donald Trump probably thinks he can continue to kick the proverbial can down the road when it comes to paying the millions he owes both the state of New York for fraud and writer E. Jean Carroll for defamation. But if he’s under the illusion that Letitia James will let him get away with that, he clearly hasn’t been paying attention.
Now that he’s on the hook for over $450 million in fines, failed former president Donald Trump is facing one of three options when it comes to raising the cash he needs: Sell properties, find a wealthy benefactor who will pay the tab for him, or wind up having to file bankruptcy.
That’s the bottom line, according to attorney and NBC legal analyst Lisa Rubin, who told MSNBC host Alex Wagner, “It could also prompt him to file for personal bankruptcy because, again, in this order, Donald Trump and the business entities that were found liable, are jointly and severally liable. That means that any one of them can be liable for the whole of the judgment attributed to them and that also means that Donald Trump can’t escape this just by plunging those business entities themselves into bankruptcy, because that would leave him individually on the hook for the totality of it.”
Rubin also noted that Trump can’t borrow his way out of judgments against him because he’s also banned from obtaining loans from any financial institution chartered in New York.
The shame of filing personal bankruptcy would be the perfect karma for Donald Trump.
Desperate for new sources of cash to help him pay the massive court-imposed fines against him for defamation and fraud, failed one-term former president Donald Trump has now launched his own line of sneakers that he’s trying to sell to his gullible minions for $399 a pair.
CNN reports Trump began hawking the tennis shoes at an event in Philadelphia on Saturday.
The former president unveiled “Trump Sneakers” at Sneaker Con in Philadelphia. He placed a pair of gold sneakers, which a new website has listed for $399 and named the “NEVER SURRENDER HIGH-TOP SNEAKER,” on the podium as he spoke.
“This is something I’ve been talking about for 12 years, 13 years, and I think it’s going to be a big success,” said Trump, who is marching closer toward the 2024 Republican nomination and a potential rematch with President Joe Biden.
If you listen to the audio on that clip, you can’t help but hear the sound of loud booing in response to what Trump is saying. Some who were in attendance even reported that the disgraced ex-president was “booed off the stage.”
In response to the boos, Trump remarked, “A lot of emotion. There’s a lot of emotion in this room. Thank you. The nice thing is… we have lines… I want to thank Chase and I want to thank Allen. But we have lines going all around the block.”
It didn’t take long before social media was alight with mockery.
Having been found guilty of bank and tax fraud and fined $355 million by New York Judge Arthur Engoron on Friday, things could be about to take an even nastier turn for failed one-term president Donald Trump and his two oldest sons, Don Jr. and Eric, according to a former prosecutor.
After Engoron’s ruling, according to NBC News, New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a statement.
“Donald Trump is finally facing accountability for his lying, cheating, and staggering fraud. Because no matter how big, rich, or powerful you think you are, no one is above the law,” James said in a statement, calling the ruling “a tremendous victory for this state, this nation, and for everyone who believes that we all must play by the same rules — even former presidents.”
The Friday ruling could also serve as the basis for new legal problems for Trump and the Trump Organization.
Legal analyst Catherine Christian told MSNBC host Ali Velshi on Saturday that AG James has made it clear she will be passing along the findings that served as the basis for her case to the U.S. Department of Justice.
“If now the federal government, the Southern District of New York sort of passed on this publicly, but that does not mean that they can’t, as long as it’s within the statute of limitations take another look,” Christian explained.
If Donnie thought he had a bad day in court on Friday, just wait until the IRS starts seizing his bank accounts and properties to pay any taxes and penalties. By the time they’re finished with him, he won’t a proverbial pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of.