Trump news today: Donald Trump’s E Jean Carroll civil rape trial begins in New York

Trump claims NYC courthouse staff were ‘crying’ when he was arrested

Donald Trump’s civil rape trial is about to get under way in a courtroom in New York.

former Elle magazine columnist E Jean Carroll has claimed that the former president raped her in a dressing room at the Bergdorf Goodman department store in Manhattan in the mid-1990s.

She first spoke out about the allegations in 2019, when Mr Trump was president.

He denied the incident took place and infamously retorted “she’s not my type”.

Now, Ms Carroll is about to get her in court day after filing a new lawsuit – her second – in November, suing her for both the alleged sexual assault and for then defaming her by denying it took place.

The trial comes after New York passed its Adult Survivors Act, giving sexual abuse victims a one-year window to sue attackers for historic assaults.

Jury selection begins on Tuesday morning before US District Judge Lewis Kaplan.

Mr Trump is not expected to attend the trial, whereas Ms Carroll has vowed to attend.


Donald Trump mourns ‘very good man’ Tucker Carlson after the shock departure of Fox’s MAGA mouthpiece

Donald Trump said he was stunned by the surprise exit of ally Tucker Carlson in his first reaction to the departure of Fox News’s prime-time host who had the dubious honor as a (Make America Great Again) MAGA propagandist.

“I was shocked,” Mr Trump said in an interview with Newsmax that aired late on Monday.

Shweta SharmaApril 25, 2023 09:30


Voices: Don’t let Donald Trump run for president after the rape trial

VOICES: “Simply put, Donald Trump should not be allowed to run for president. The setting of brazen precedents is a dangerous path to go down.”

Ariana BaioApril 25, 2023 09:00


Trump claims without evidence that Biden is ‘most corrupt president in US history’

Donald Trump has called Joe Biden the “most corrupt president in American history”, launching into a largely unfounded verbal assault on his Democrat rival as Mr. Biden is expected to announce his 2024 re-election bid.

In a blistering statement, Mr Trump said: “You could take the five worst presidents in American history, and put them together, and they would not have done the damage Joe Biden has done to our Nation in just a few short years. Not even close.”

He slammed Mr. Biden for “the worst inflation in half a century”, “failing” banks, the US currency crashing and a fall of real wages.

“Under my leadership, we had the most secure border in US history, by far. Never had a border like this. Under Biden, the Southern Border has been abolished—and millions of illegal aliens have been released into our communities. What’s happening now is beyond belief,” he said.

He said Mr. Biden has “totally humiliated our Nation on the world stage”, calling the withdrawal from Afghanistan a disaster.

“I’m not predicting World War III, but I will say this: we’re very close and they’re only talking about nuclear weapons,” he said referring to the invasion of Ukraine.

Shweta SharmaApril 25, 2023 08:30


Longtime Trump ally jumps ship for DeSantis

Adam Laxalt, the former Nevada attorney general and longtime ally of Donald Trump, appears to be throwing his weight behind rival Ron DeSantis in the 2024 race.

Mr Laxalt will help lead the Never Back Down super PAC encouraging Mr DeSantis to take on Mr Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, the PAC announced Saturday.

Mr Laxalt and Mr DeSantis have a long history, having roomed together at the Naval Justice School years back.

But despite their long friendship, the move to support Mr DeSantis will likely anger Mr Trump, whose campaign Mr Laxalt chaired in Nevada in 2020.

Ariana BaioApril 25, 2023 08:00


Everything you need to know about the E Jean Carroll case

Decades after she was allegedly raped by former President Donald Trump, columnist E Jean Carroll is getting her day in court.

Shweta SharmaApril 25, 2023 07:00


Trump boasts new book is number one on Amazon

On Truth Social, former president Donald Trump bragged about his new book, Letters to Trumpgoing number one.

“Amazing! Letters to Trump just went to #1 on Amazon! A great book, get your copy today!” Mr Trump wrote.

Ariana BaioApril 25, 2023 06:00


Trump says US is in the ‘most dangerous place it has ever been’

Former president Donald Trump said the US is in the most dangerous place it has ever been because of the leadership.

“We are at, in my opinion, because of the power of weaponry, mostly nuclear but other things also, we are in the most dangerous position that we have ever been in as a nation,” he told Fox News.

He continued: “We have a leader who doesn’t know what is going on. This country might not exist, we may not exist anymore. … it was a very scary time for the country because of the leadership.”

Ariana BaioApril 25, 2023 05:00


Donald Trump says he is ‘shocked’ by Tucker Carlson’s exit

Donald Trump has said he is “shocked” by the sudden ouster of Tucker Carlson from Fox News. Trump, who gave an interview to Carlson earlier this month, told Newsmax that he was “a very good person, a very good man and very talented”.

“I don’t know if it was voluntary or somebody fired it, but I think Tucker has been terrific. Especially over the last year or so he’s terrific to me,” he said.

Trump’s spokesperson reacted on Twitter hinting at a conspiracy behind his outer.

“Fox News is controlled opposition,” she wrote.

Shweta SharmaApril 25, 2023 04:23


Trump touts his efforts to restrict abortion rights

“Those justices delivered a landmark victory for protecting innocent life. Nobody thought it was going to happen,” Mr Trump said, appearing via video to a gathering of the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition.

“They thought it would be another 50 years. Because Republicans had been trying to do it for exactly that period of time, 50 years.”

Mr Trump won applause noting he was the first president to attend the annual March for Life abortion opposition rally.

Thomas Beaumont and Michelle L. Price report:

Ariana BaioApril 25, 2023 04:00


Trump to publish letters from King Charles without permission

Donald Trump is publishing a book of his private correspondence on Tuesday that will include his letters with King Charles.

Letters To Trump features Mr Trump’s conversations with several notable figures including former presidents and world leaders.

But according to The Daily TelegraphBuckingham Palace did not give consent to Mr Trump to publish his private letters with the King.

Ariana BaioApril 25, 2023 03:00