In a stunning turn of events, Donald Trump Junior took the stand for the second time in the high-stakes $250 million fraud trial led by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
The courtroom witnessed a dramatic revelation as Trump Jr. made a statement that could potentially backfire on both him and his father, former President Donald Trump.
Under oath, Trump Jr. admitted to a “mistake” in not pursuing “new deals” during his father’s presidency, stating, “In retrospect, that was probably a mistake.” However, the intrigue deepened when he later contradicted himself, confessing to initiating “bigger picture deals” shortly after Donald Trump assumed office in 2017.
What makes this testimony even more compelling is Trump Junior’s conspicuous silence on the alleged ways Donald Trump and the family amassed a staggering $2.4 billion during the presidency.
Forbes reported on various instances, including state-owned companies from China, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea building Trump resorts, a Chinese state-owned company securing a lucrative contract during a U.S.-China trade war, and T-Mobile executives patronizing Trump’s hotel during a merger approval process.
But the revelations didn’t stop there. Politico exposed a cascade of instances where Donald Trump strategically promoted his properties, from official remarks at the United Nations to tweets reaching over 60 million followers.
The attempt to host the G-7 summit at his financially struggling Trump National Doral Miami resort, later reversed due to bipartisan criticism, and the frequent use of Trump resorts by the Trump family at the expense of taxpayers further added fuel to the controversy.
The iceberg’s tip expanded as Ivanka Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, sealed a colossal $2 billion deal with Saudi Arabia shortly after Trump’s exit from the White House in early 2023.
The intricate web of financial dealings, questionable promotions, and alleged conflicts of interest paints a picture of a presidency entangled with personal gain.
As the trial unfolds, the revelations from Trump Junior’s testimony are poised to send shockwaves through the legal and political landscape, unraveling the intricate web of financial dealings within the Trump family.