Eric Trump testified that his father’s financial documents, ruled fraudulent by a judge, were verified by accountants and lawyers.
He also admitted to signing off on the accuracy of his father’s financial statements for securing loans.
State lawyer Andrew Amer presented emails showing Eric discussing the classification of Mar-a-Lago as a private residence in order to boost its value.
"What the state is trying to do with my father is absolutely insane!"
Eric Trump was raving and ranting outside the court today. He knows the end is near.
The Trump family is going to have to sell Mar-a-Lago and Trump Tower very soon. pic.twitter.com/SXgHOjG1tD
— Republicans against Trump (@RpsAgainstTrump) November 3, 2023
Eric argued his reliance on professionals for accuracy and denied knowledge of fraudulent estimates.
“I relied on one of the biggest accounting firms in the country and I relied on a great legal team, and when they gave me comfort that the statement was perfect, I was more than happy to execute it.”
“I pick my phone up at five in the morning and I put it down at midnight. I have thousands of calls,” he annoyedly answered when questioned on his inability to recall details of conversations.
The trial focuses on penalties, with the New York Attorney General seeking up to $250 million and a ban on the Trumps owning companies in the state.
Trump denies wrongdoing and is currently facing multiple legal battles.
JUST IN—Eric Trump issues a statement as he exits the courtroom in New York:
"We have some of the best assets in New York. We've never had a default. We've never missed a loan payment…This state is going to hell. And it's because of people like the attorney general of New… pic.twitter.com/bOZsY70ttF
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 3, 2023