Donald Trump says that Tuesday's civil trial, which found him liable for the sexual abuse and defamation of E. Jean Carroll, is part of the "greatest witch hunt of all time." The former president ranted about the verdict in a number of posts and videos on Truth Social, after the jury reached its decision.
“This Clinton appointed Judge, Lewis Kaplan, hated President Donald J. Trump more than is humanly possible. He is a terrible person, completely biased, and should have RECUSED himself when asked to do so. He quickly refused!" Trump said in a video on the platform. "This case should never have been allowed to be tried in this completely partisan venue, perhaps the worst for me in the Nation! The whole Rigged Hoax is yet another TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE, a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt of all time!!!”
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In further posts, Trump wrote: “I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHO THIS WOMAN IS. THIS VERDICT IS A DISGRACE - A CONTINUATION OF THE GREATEST WITCH HUNT OF ALL TIME!” All-in-all, Trump uploaded a total of 10 posts discussing the trial. One of Trump's complaints was that the jury had not been told the name of Carroll’s cat, "Vagina T. Fireball."
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As for Carroll's case, she accuses Trump of sexually assaulting her in the dressing room of a Bergdorf Goodman department store in New York City during the 1990s. The jury reached a verdict after three hours of delineation on the trial, which had lasted eight days. The court awarded Carroll a total of $5 million in damages.