On Tuesday, Donald Trump asserted that he advised his son, Eric Trump, against testifying in the civil fraud trial that poses a significant threat to their family’s fortune.
Earlier reports from Raw Story indicated Eric’s abrupt change of plans, as he decided not to testify on Wednesday in the $250 million fraud trial involving the Trump family. Legal analyst Lisa Rubin suggested that this unexpected move might be a strategic delay tactic due to Donald Trump’s existing gag order.
In a development later in the day, Donald Trump publicly took responsibility for influencing Eric’s decision, further shedding light on the dynamics within the Trump family in response to the legal challenges they are facing.
“I told my wonderful son, Eric, not to testify tomorrow at the RIGGED TRIAL brought about by A.G. Letitia James’ campaign promise that, without knowing anything about me, ‘I WILL GET TRUMP!’ She ran for A.G., then Governor of New York, and lost!” Trump wrote on his social media site called Truth Social. “Eric has already testified, PERFECTLY (Unlike their STAR witness-who admitted he lied!), so there is no reason to waste any more of this Crooked Court’s time on having him say the same thing, over and over again, as a witness for the defense (us!).:
Trump goes on to suggest Eric has struggled as a result of the trial.
“His young life has already been unfairly disturbed and disrupted enough on this corrupt Witch Hunt,” Trump wrote late Tuesday. “Besides, I will be testifying on Monday in this shameful, NO JURY ALLOWED ‘TRIAL.’ Happy Banks and Insurance Companies, NO VICTIMS, GREAT FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, Perfect Disclaimer Clause – BUT A CORRUPT ATTORNEY GENERAL AND JUDGE!!!”