(TheRedWire.com) – On Wednesday, former President Trump criticized the New York judge and jury who found him liable for sexual battery and defamation against writer E. Jean Carroll in a civil trial. Taking to his social media platform, Truth Social, Trump wrote about the court’s decision on Tuesday, that the jury and judge were partisan and that this was a “witch hunt trial.” He proceeded to argue that the people involved needed to be “ashamed of themselves” for allowing this to occur.
The jury found that Trump had sexually abused Carroll in the mid-1990s and that he defamed her with his recent comments about her claims being untrue and the comments on her appearance. However, the jury did not find that Trump had raped Carroll. Still, the former President was ordered to pay Carroll $5 million in damages.
In a separate post on Truth Social, Trump claimed that U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, an appointee of former President Clinton, “hated” him and that this case should not have been allowed to take place in such a partisan setting.
Trump continued to use his frequent criticism about being targeted as part of a “political Witch Hunt” which he has often used as a claim when addressing his legal woes and criminal charges. In a video message posted on Tuesday night, Trump went as far as to say that he did not even know Carroll and that he would be appealing the decision.
The Make America Great Again, Inc. PAC in a recent ad has been presenting Trump’s legal woes, including his impeachment trials and indictment, and portraying them as obstacles in a “broken system.”
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