News of a $250 million lawsuit against former President Donald Trump has caught fire on Twitter, as many users celebrate the news.
On Wednesday, New York State Attorney General Letitia James filed a civil lawsuit against Trump and three of his adult children, Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka. The 214-page lawsuit seeks reimbursement of money derived from allegedly fraudulent practices and the removal of each of the assets from their current positions within the Trump Organization.
The filing alleges the family grew rich over a 20-year period with “numerous acts of fraud and misrepresentation”, as well as by “grossly” inflating the former president’s net worth by billions of dollars. It also argues that between 2011 and 2021, the Trump Organization “knowingly and intentionally created over 200 false and misleading valuations of assets on its annual financial statements to defraud financial institutions.”
The lawsuit is the result of a three-year investigation that James led, and many on Twitter had a lot to say about it on Wednesday.
“Trump isn’t on Twitter to see that New York Attorney General Letitia James is hot. But you have to imagine she’s also hot in his head,” said journalist and author Dan Rather on Twitter. The former president was banned from the platform on January 8, 2021, two days after his supporters conquered the US Capitol. He has since launched his own social media platform, Truth Social.
“This isn’t the first time a woman has called out Trump for inflating her holdings,” joked user Johnny Akzam.
Jon Cooper, former finance chairman for former President Barack Obama, tweeted a reference to Trump’s other grown child, saying, “When the dust settles, wouldn’t it be HILARIOUS if Tiffany ends up taking over the remnants of the Trump empire? 😂”
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, who served federal prison time for campaign finance violations, celebrated the news by a video on Wednesday. “I don’t even know what to say right now, I’m so flabbergasted,” Cohen said. “This is the biggest case ever brought by the Attorney General’s office here in New York. I think it could be the biggest case ever brought in the history of the United States by a prosecutor’s office. general.”
“Justice is coming,” he continued. “They will all be held accountable for their dirty deeds. Rest assured, I will continue to move forward, I will continue to assist and provide the information requested of me every day when it is needed…This is truly an amazing day. Finally, Donald Trump will be held accountable and the adage ‘no one is above the law’ will ring true.”
Another user reposted Trump’s response to the lawsuit, which he posted on Truth Social on Wednesday. Trump’s statement read: “Attorney General Letitia ‘Peekaboo’ James, a total crime-fighting disaster in New York City, spends all of her time fighting for very powerful and well-represented banks and insurance companies. , who got fully paid, made a lot of money , and never had a complaint against me, instead of fighting murder and violent crime, which is killing New York State. failed AG whose lack of crime-fighting talent is driving record numbers of people and businesses out of New York City. Bye Bye!”
“News flash Trump,” wrote Twitter user David Weissman, “you are a criminal and Letitia James is doing her job of holding criminals like you accountable.”
Another user referenced the rest of the assets named in the lawsuit and joked that the family blamed themselves, adding the hashtag “TrumpCrimeFamily” to the Tweeter.
In a statement previously shared with Pleasemynewsa spokesman for the Trump Organization said James’ trial “has nothing to do with fact or law” but is rather the political targeting of Donald Trump and his company.
Eric Trump posted on Truth Social, sharing a screenshot of an August survey by Trafalgar Group showing James was slightly behind in the re-election race and writing, “Letitia James Polls – not shocking that she files a lawsuit against @realDonaldTrump 49 days before the election here.”
Donald Trump Jr. also responded to the lawsuit by posting a video by James on Twitterwith a caption, “The Bulls**t Dem Witch Hunt Continues.”
Pleasemynews contacted James’ office and a representative of the Trump Organization for additional comment.