Donald Trump held a press conference in the hallway of his fraud civil trial in Manhattan after sharing an article containing the address of New York Attorney General Letitia James on social media. Trump has attacked James repeatedly on social media, and the NY attorney general has since been the victim of death threats.
The former president called James a lunatic and accused her of defrauding the public despite being under multiple gag orders, including one that prohibits her from commenting publicly about court staffers. James is pursuing civil damages against the former president, his sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, and his real estate company, The Trump Organisation, for conspiring to defraud banks and insurance companies by lying about the worth of his business assets.
Outside the courtroom, the disgraced president claimed Mar-a-Lago was worth $1.5 billion, according to Forbes. Trump has also repeatedly attacked James on social media, calling her “racist,” a “monster,” “incompetent,” and “Letitia ‘Peekaboo’ James.” James responded to Trump’s attacks on October 4, saying she would not be bullied.
“The Donald Trump show is over. This was nothing more than a political stunt.” Trump verbally attacked Fani Willis, the Fulton County district attorney who indicted Trump on charges of interfering with the Georgia election, on social media, which led to his supporters leaking her home address. The district attorney, her husband, her children, and her 80-year-old father were also threatened after their private information was doxxed.
One Trump supporter also called the DA a “slave whore.” A Texas woman who supports Trump also threatened U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, the federal judge in charge of Donald Trump’s election interference case in Washington, D.C. Despite his legal issues, Trump is the current frontrunner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.